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Analysis shows Pheu Thai's popularity waning: academic

A Thammasat University political scientist yesterday launched a website that helps Thais follow politicians' performance by presenting an analysis of the unofficial results of the February 2 election - and he says the analysis shows that the popularity of the ruling Pheu Thai Party is declining.

Attasit Pankaew, founder of funded by Insight Foundation, said the analysis of the election - in which 20.12 million, or 46.79 per cent, of eligible voters cast ballots - showed that the proportion of invalid ballots in 12 of the 38 provinces in which Pheu Thai candidates won exceeded the nationwide average of 13.3 per cent.

All MP-elects come from the Pheu Thai Party.

Furthermore, "no vote" ballots in 14 provinces exceeded the nationwide average of 19.4 per cent, he said,

claiming that these numbers showed a trend of declining popularity for Pheu Thai.

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