US ambassador Robert Godec on Monday issued the following statement regarding the May 14 general election.
“Yesterday, tens of millions of people participated in the vote across the Kingdom of Thailand – as election observers, poll workers, members of the media, candidates, and, most importantly, voters.
“As a longstanding friend and ally of Thailand, the United States looks forward to the final results,” the statement said.
Election Commission chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong said on Monday that 99% of the ballots had been counted. He said the Move Forward Party had won the largest number of seats.
Of the 52,238,594 eligible voters, the turnout on Sunday was a record 39,293,867, or 75.22%, surpassing 75.03% in 2011 and higher than at the 2019 polls, when turnout was 74.87%.
On the petition filed with the EC over Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat holding shares in a defunct media firm, Mr Ittiporn said there had already been an investigation process.
Robert Godec, US ambasador to Thailand. (Army photo)