03 Jul '11, 8am

Thaksin allies in Thai vote landslide: exit polls

Thaksin allies in Thai vote landslide: exit polls

BANGKOK: Opposition allies of Thai fugitive ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra scored a landslide election win, exit polls showed Sunday, marking a stunning comeback after years of turmoil sparked by a military coup. The poll was the first major electoral test for the elite-backed government since mass protests by Thaksin's "Red Shirt" supporters last year paralysed Bangkok and unleashed the worst political violence in decades. Thaksin's Puea Thai Party is set to win 313 seats out of 500, against 152 for Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's Democrats, according to a projection by Suan Dusit University. Other exit polls painted a similar picture. Opposition supporters erupted into cheers at their party's headquarters in Bangkok as television stations announced the news. Toppled by the military in 2006 and now living in self-imposed exile in Dubai to avoid a jail term for corruption...

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