The junta-linked Palang Pracharat won 115 seats in the lower house, only 11 votes shy of a majority in the combined parliament thanks to 250 military-appointed senators. All eyes are now on mid-sized parties that analysts believe are tilting towards Palang Pracharat.
A total of 27 parties also gained seats in parliament. King Maha Vajiralongkorn told hundreds of assembled MPs to act with responsibility. The vote for prime minister could happen as early as next week.
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