Thailand's opposition Pheu Thai appears to sweep 255 MPs after vote count done by 83.69%

08:42, July 04, 2011      

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Yingluck Shinnawatra, prime minister candidate from the Phue Thai party and the youngest sister of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin, cheers after exit polls showed a landslide victory of Pheu Thai Party in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on July 3, 2011. Exit poll, released on MCOT channel on Sunday, speculated that Pheu Thai Party will get more seats than Democrat Party in Thailand's general election. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

Thailand's opposition Pheu Thai Party led by Yingluck Shinawatra appears to sweep 255 MPs Sunday after vote count has been done by 83.69 percent, The Nation, a leading local media, said on its website.

The ruling Democrat led by incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva came the second with winning 163 MPs, according to the count by the Royal Thai Police and the Election Commission as of 8 p.m.

The Bhum Jai Thai would win 35 MPs, the Chart Thai Pattana 21 MPs, Chart Pattana Pua Pandin 10 MPs and Palang Chon seven MPs.

The Love Thailand would win four MPs, the Matubhum would win two MPs, and the Mahachon Party, Rak Santi Party and New Democrat Party would win one MP each.

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