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Thai election

Thai Election Commission takes heat for troubled vote count

Bungled figures and other glitches lead to impeachment calls

A voter casts their ballot for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2019.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's embattled Election Commission has up to 60 days to finalize the results of Sunday's general election -- the country's first in eight years -- but some critics of its idiosyncratic process and opaque proportional representation formulas have delivered verdicts sooner.

"Can you imagine an election, and for two months we still don't have a result?" Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, a senior Thammasat University academic, asked reporters on Thursday. "It happens only in Thailand."

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