FILE PHOTO: Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra appears on as he speaks to Reuters throughout an interview in Singapore February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Picture
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s ousted former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, stated on Monday that the ruling army junta “manipulated” the outcomes of an election after a celebration of his loyalists did worse than anticipated.
Partial outcomes of Sunday’s election, the primary since a army coup in 2014, confirmed an sudden widespread vote lead for a pro-military occasion that wishes to maintain junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.
“I knew that the junta working Thailand needed to remain in energy, however I can not consider how far it has gone to govern the final election on Sunday,” Thaksin wrote within the opinion piece within the New York Instances.
Reuters couldn’t instantly attain a authorities spokesman to hunt remark.
A professional-Thaksin occasion on Monday additionally alleged dishonest and stated it was contemplating a authorized problem to the polls.
Writing by Kay Johnson; Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez