The Democrat Party has yielded its customary monopoly on voter support in Phuket, ceding two House seats to the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharat Party.
The unofficial tally late Sunday night gave Phalang Pracharat’s Sutha Prateep na Thalang the victory in Constituency 1 with 32,338 votes.
He beat Democrat Rewat Areerob, who got 25,198 votes. The voter turnout was 70.80 per cent.
In Constituency 2, Natthee Thinsakhu of Phalang Pracharat beat Democrat Chaiyos Panyawai, 26,787 votes to 23,492.
Voter turnout was 72.57 per cent.