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Opinion

Thai military does not have all the weapons

Amid post-poll uncertainty, Future Forward and social media critics challenge junta power

| Thailand
A supporter holds an image of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit at a police station in Bangkok on April 6: The emergence of Future Forward signals a welcome change.   © Reuters

Nearly a month after Thailand's March 24 polls, the first since 2011, the country's election commission has delivered more confusion than clarity, the most reformist political party faces dissolution, and the powerful army chief in the world's most coup-prone nation is talking tough.

The military-appointed electoral commission, that will announce the winners of the 150 party-list seats in the 500-seat lower house only on May 9, is widely expected to crunch the numbers in favor of pro-military political parties.

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