Factbox-Preliminary results of Thailand's election


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  • Monday, 15 May 2023

Move Forward Party leader and prime ministerial candidate, Pita Limjaroenrat, meets with the media members on the day of the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14, 2023. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition parties Move Forward and Pheu Thai won the most seats in Sunday's election, paving the way for a challenge to the military-backed government, which has been in power for nearly a decade.

Parliamentary seats are distributed based on 400 open constituency seats and 100 'party-list' seats - or seats won by parties based on their share of national votes.

Below are preliminary results of Sunday's ballot, according to the Election Commission of Thailand, with 97% of the vote counted. The tabulation of party-list seats is based on a Reuters tally of voting data made available by the election commission.

Move Forward: 151 seats (113 constituency, 38 party-list)

Pheu Thai: 141 seats (112 constituency, 29 party-list)

Bhumjaithai: 70 seats (67 constituency, 3 party-list)

Palang Pracharat: 41 seats (39 constituency, 2 party-list)

United Thai Nation: 36 seats (23 constituency, 13 party-list)

Democrat Party: 25 seats (22 constituency, 3 party-list)

Chart Thai Pattana: 10 seats (9 constituency, 1 party-list)

Prachachart: 9 seats (7 constituency, 2 party-list)

Thai Sang Thai: 6 seats (5 constituency, 1 part-list)

Pheu Thai Rumapalang: 2 constituency seats

Chart Pattana Kla: 2 seats (1 constituency seats, 1 party-list)

Seri Ruam Thai: 1 party-list seat

New Democrat: 1 party-list seat

Fair Party: 1 party-list seat

New Party: 1 party-list

Party of Thai Counties: 1 party-list seat

Palung Sungkom Mai: 1 party-list seat

Thai Teachers for People: 1 party-list seat

(Compiled by Panarat Thepgumpanat, Panu Wongcha-um and Chayut Setboonsarng, editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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