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Thai election

Thai election turnout at 75% with pro-junta ahead in popular vote

Authority releases total count at unannounced news conference

A voter casts a ballot at a polling station in Bangkok on March 24. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- Thai voters' enthusiasm in finally having a say in the makeup of their government became apparent on Thursday when the Election Commission of Thailand released the total count from Sunday's general election.

Of over 51 million eligible voters, 38 million cast ballots, pushing turnout for the first meaningful election in eight years to 74.69%. A preliminary figure of 65.96% had been announced on Monday.

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