Yesterday, Thais voted in the first legislative election since the pro-democracy protests of 2020, in which opinion polls show the conservative, pro-war government is likely to be defeated by the progressive opposition. Preliminary results are expected to be published on Sunday evening, but final results will not be announced for several weeks.
The main opposition Pheu Thai party, led by the daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin, hopes to turn the page on the almost decade-long dominance of the army and its allies, represented today by the current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha (69). years).
The latest opinion poll showed that Paitong Tharn Shinawatra, daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and her Puea Thai party have solidified their lead as voters’ top choice to lead the Southeast Asian country ahead of the general election.
Paytung Tarn, which represents the country’s largest opposition party, Poea Thai, received support from 38.2% of 2,000 people surveyed quarterly by the National Development Management Institute, according to Bloomberg News.
The poll showed Shinawatra’s current high approval rating, compared to 34% in the previous quarterly poll conducted last December.
The poll showed that the current level of support for the Thai Puea Party, which is seeking to end nearly a decade of military-backed rule, rose to 49.75% from 42.95% in a poll taken last December.