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    Thais voted on Sunday (26 January) for a new 269-member National Assembly in the country's first elections for six years.

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    Thais voted on Sunday (26 January) for a new 269-member National Assembly in the country's first elections for six years.

    The election was the freest Thailand has seen of the 11 hold since 1932, when absolute monarch was abolished. No government party was running for re-election.

    More than 2,000 candidates from 42 parties are contesting the election, and first reports indicate that no single party would win an absolute majority.

    About 19 million of the country's 40 million population are eligible to vote, but reports from polling booths across Thailand indicated a marginal turnout.

    With results for nearly half of the 269 seats in the Assembly declared, the moderate Democratic Party took an early lead with 41 seats.

    The Social Justice Party, a conservative group, was lying second with the former Thai People's Party (TF1), the ruling party after the last general election in 1969.

    Polling were peaceful in most parts of the country. Only two shooting indicates were reported, ??? shot and killed a man who tried to ??? voting in one incident.

    Thai King ??? ??? is expected to inaugurate the new Assembly on February 5 or 6. ??? results of the elections are expected to be declared ??? Thursday. (30 January).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54DEIZHD70LOUNXBPF0U82CSE
    Media URN:
    VLVA54DEIZHD70LOUNXBPF0U82CSE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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