SINGAPORE (Mar 25): To vote is to exist — reads a banner at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, as Thais head for the polls on March 24. The general election in Thailand is the country’s first since a 2014 military coup that ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Almost 90% of those who registered for advanced voting on March 17 had turned up at the ballot box, compared with a 55% turnout for early voting in the 2011 election.

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