Thailand’s first election closes, results to come

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A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

BANGKOK (AP) – Voting has ended in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup.

Some results are expected within several hours, but the formation of a government may take weeks of horse-trading.

About 51 million people were eligible to vote in an election that pitted a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew.

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