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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.

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