Polls close in Thailand election

Other News Materials 23 December 2007 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

Polls have closed in Thailand's first general election since the military coup that overthrew Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Initial exit polls suggest a party allied to Mr Thaksin, the People's Power Party (PPP) won the most seats.

Mr Thaksin himself is in exile and has been banned from politics.

Analysts say all eyes will be on the military, as there are fears of another military intervention should the PPP win enough votes to form a government.