• Short Summary

    Thailand's Democrat Party, which won the largest number of seats in Sunday's elections, has been negotiating with other parties in an effort to for a coalition government.

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    Thailand's Democrat Party, which won the largest number of seats in Sunday's elections, has been negotiating with other parties in an effort to for a coalition government.

    The Democrats won 72 seats in the election -- 63 short of an absolute majority. But with a total of 22 parties represented in the new parliament, nine of them holding ten or more seats, some hard bargaining has to be done before a new government takes office.

    As the bargaining continued, Democrat leader Seni Pramoj said he would exclude groups whose members were associated with the former establishment party, the United Thai People's Party, which backed the military government of Marshal Kittikachorn from 1969 to 1971.

    While he and his party leaders continued their talks on Friday, Mr. Pramoj was asked how coalition negotiations were progressing:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LSL0OO34DL2THMTBCEOAPYRB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LSL0OO34DL2THMTBCEOAPYRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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