Thailand’s first elections since 2014 military coup kick off

Amman, Polls opened Sunday for the first election in Thailand since a 2014 coup, according to officials Thai sources.

About 51.4 million citizens are eligible to vote for the 500-seat House of Representatives which will choose the next government along with a Senate that is appointed entirely by the ruling junta.

375 members are chosen by direct elections by the single constituency system, while 125 are appointed by proportional representation in the party list.

Competing at the elections are the leader of the ruling junta, who wants to stay on as elected leader, and a “democratic front” led by the populist anti-junta party.

Source: Jordan News Agency