Coups d'etat

Workers load campaign billboards displayed to promote candidates for a general election into a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The results of Sunday's general election will be formally announced on May 9. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 27, 2019 - 11:58 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government. The announcement Wednesday came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote, the...
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Crimeia Alice Schmidt de Almeida attends a women's seminar at Sao Paulo's municipal chamber on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Almeida was detained by the Brazilian army in 1972 when she was 8-months pregnant and a tortured. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has asked the defense ministry to organize commemorations of the country's two decade-long military dictatorship that began on March 31, 1964. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
March 27, 2019 - 12:15 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to reporters at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. An international election observation group criticized the vote-counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying in its report Tuesday the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed." (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 26, 2019 - 10:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of international observers criticized vote counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying Tuesday that the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" though it had no reason to believe the issues affected overall results. The Asian...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The junta-appointed Election Commission announced the results of 350 constituency races but said full vote counts, which are needed to allocate 150 other seats in the House of Representatives, won't be available until Friday after apparent counting problems. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 25, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup. One outcome: many accusations of cheating in...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, arrives at Government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, March 26, 2019. A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor. With 93 percent of...
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Somcuan Rumpikul shows her citizen ID card before voting in a general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country's first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 24, 2019 - 10:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Figures from Thailand's Election Commission show a military-backed party has taken the lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup. With 89 percent of votes counted, the Palang Pracharat party has 7...
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Volunteers lock ballot boxes ahead of Sunday's general elections Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is scheduled to be held on March 24. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 23, 2019 - 10:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and his Greek counterpart Giorgos Katrougalos embrace before their talks in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Cavusogly says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2019 - 7:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement during a joint news conference with his Greek...
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The leader of Thailand's Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva talks to The Associated Press during an interview Wednesday, March 20, 2019. in Bangkok, Thailand. Abhisit says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he’ll make careful but forceful efforts to undo undemocratic constitutional clauses imposed by the military government that took power in 2014. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 20, 2019 - 9:23 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by the military government that seized power in 2014. Abhisit Vejjajiva,...
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Leader of Thai Raksa Chart party Preechapol Pongpanich, center, talks to media at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 07, 2019 - 9:43 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. The Constitutional Court also banned members of the Thai Raksa Chart...
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