Analysis shows Pheu Thai's popularity waning: academic

national March 07, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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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 o



Attasit Pankaew, founder of www.info.or.th 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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