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Abhisit wins primary election as Democrat leader

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Ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva

Thai politician and ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva. Photo: Government of Thailand.

As widely expected, Abhisit Vejjajiva was voted leader of the Democrat Party in a primary election that ended on Friday.

Chumpol Kanchana, chairman of the primary election committee, told a press conference this morning that former party leader Abhisit came first with 67,505 votes followed by former Phitsanulok MP Warong Dejkitvigrom’s 57,689 and former deputy leader Alongkorn Polabutr’s 2,285.

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By Thai PBS World

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