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Thailand election day arrives with hope of unseating junta generals from power

Young voters demand change but military-appointed senate poses hurdle to a non-establishment candidate becoming prime minister

Thais are voting on Sunday in an election that could lead to the defeat of the military-backed leader who has ruled Thailand for almost a decade.

However, a skewed election system means the shape of the new government is “very unpredictable”, say analysts, and it is not clear if pro-democracy candidates will succeed in unseating the generals.

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