No less than 25 parties have won MP seats: Thai Election Commission

Saturday, 2019-04-06 15:00:00
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A voter casts her ballots in the March 24, 2019, election in Thailand.
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No less than 25 parties have won MP seats in the March 24 election, the Thailand's Election Commission (EC) said.

In a statement issued on April 5, the EC said that no less than 25 parties have secured a total of 500 MP seats following the nationwide election, including several parties which are believed to win only one MP seat each.

The polling agency has followed the constitution's Article 91 and the organic law's Article 128 pertaining to the election of MPs in order to verify a total of 150 MPs on party-list basis in addition to a total of 350 others on individual constituency basis, according to the EC statement.

However, the parties which have won MP seats in party-list mode will not be identified until after the EC has verified 95 percent of all the winning candidates as MPs in individual constituency mode, the statement said.