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Pro-marijuana liberalisation party may prove kingmaker in Thai polls

Bhumjaithai Party, with its 39 constituency seats, could play a key role if it backs junta

With no clear winner in Thailand's general election on Sunday, the kingdom's parliamentary politics has now entered unpredictable territory not seen in two decades.

From now until May, when official results are released, politicians could jump ship or be disqualified, radically changing the dynamics of the 500-seat Lower House.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2019, with the headline 'Pro-marijuana liberalisation party may prove kingmaker in Thai polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe