Thai Opposition Unites Against Junta
Claiming they collectively hold a majority in Thailand’s lower house of Parliament, seven parties announced they’re forming a coalition against the ruling military government. Led by the Pheu Thai party, the group has pledged to “bring back democracy.” But with the results of Sunday’s elections — which appear to favor the pro-military Palang Pracharat party — still delayed, there are few signs that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is prepared to cede his post.
How much power can the opposition muster? They still lack enough total votes to name a prime minister, and could instead produce a political deadlock in the lower house.