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Thai election

Prayuth says Thai election was 'orderly' despite criticism

Poll observer claims initial vote counting 'flawed'

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses the press on Tuesday in Bangkok for the first time since the election on Sunday, claiming that the vote was conducted in an orderly fashion. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said the general election held on Sunday was completed in a "peaceful and orderly manner," despite claims by an election observer that the initial vote count was "flawed."

In a news conference after a cabinet meeting, Prayuth emphasized that he would not be involved in talks to form a coalition government. "That's a matter for the politics side," he said, speaking to media for the first time after the election.

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