Latest Thai general election Stories

2006-08-07 03:20:59

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra kicked off his campaign on Monday for a general election re-run, handing out cows and land deeds in Thailand's poorest region.

2006-07-13 02:35:01

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court agreed on Thursday to consider allegations of electoral abuse by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the main opposition party which could lead to their being disbanded.

2006-05-02 02:00:26

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - A top Thai court said on Tuesday it would probably take until the middle of May to decide whether to annul the inconclusive April 2 snap general election which plunged the country into a major constitutional crisis.

2006-04-21 22:30:33

By Nopporn Wong-Anan NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Fear and fatigue loomed large in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Saturday as officials beefed up security on the eve of by-elections unlikely to resolve a constitutional crisis.

2006-04-21 03:07:08

By Nopporn Wong-Anan NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thais vote in by-elections on Sunday likely to leave some parliamentary seats still empty and prolong a constitutional crisis three weeks after an inconclusive general election.

2006-04-19 00:52:56

By Vissuta Pothong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thais voted on Wednesday for a new Senate in a poll which could intensify a campaign against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra if his supporters come to dominate the supposedly neutral upper house.

2006-04-03 08:52:32

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra claimed victory in Thailand's snap election on Monday, saying his party had won more than 50 percent of votes cast.

2006-04-02 22:23:28

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Voters in Bangkok and southern Thailand appeared on Monday to have given Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra a slap in the face with a strong protest "No vote" in an election unlikely to end a protracted political crisis.

2006-04-02 18:42:32

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was unable to claim the decisive mandate he sought after a strong protest vote in Sunday's snap poll pointed to a constitutional crisis.

2006-04-02 17:25:52

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Early results from Sunday's snap poll in Thailand showed a strong protest vote that could keep Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from claiming the mandate he sought and lead to a constitutional crisis.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]