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Thai election

Thailand's politicized military faces moment of truth after polls

PM Prayuth, high command come under scrutiny amid unsure political transition

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his ballot at a polling station in Bangkok on May 14. (Photo by Adryel Talamantes)

PRACHIN BURI, Thailand -- Near a sprawling military camp in Prachin Buri, a small agricultural town two hours east of Bangkok, voters saw an opportunity during Sunday's general elections to turn against the military generals who had ruled their lives for nearly a decade.

By early afternoon, Thais leaving the polling booths near the camp hinted at their support of nonmilitary parties in the election.

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