News Wire | July 14, 2023 Archive

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Junta’s Allies Reject Thai Election Results, Derailing Top Opposition Figure

By Mike Ives and Muktita Suhartono | The New York Times

In May, Thai voters dealt a crushing blow to the ruling military junta by supporting a progressive party that challenged not only the generals but also the nation’s powerful monarchy. The generals and their allies responded on Thursday by rejecting the party’s leading candidate for prime minister, tipping the country into a political void and potentially thrusting it further toward autocracy.

More from WPR: Thailand’s Opposition Will Need More Than Votes to Win Upcoming Elections

Insurgent Party Can Stay on Guatemala’s Ballot, Election Agency Says

By Jody García, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega and Simon Romero | The New York Times

Guatemala’s electoral authority on Thursday rejected efforts by a top prosecutor to suspend the party of a surging anticorruption candidate, which would have upended the presidential election and dealt a severe blow to the country’s already fraying democracy.

More from WPR: Guatemala’s Election Could Sound Democracy’s Death Knell

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