Thailand Heads To The Polls

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thais voted on Sunday in a long-delayed election following a 2014 military coup, a race that pitted the country’s junta chief seeking to retain power against a “democratic front” led by the populist party he ousted. Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (L) prepares to vote in the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Turnout was expected to be high as 80 percent of the 51.2 million eligible voters, the Election Commission said about an hour before the polls closed at 5 p.m.