Thailand’s Election Commission has delayed certifying the election victory of both Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra and the former leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, because it says it is still looking into complaints of irregularities in the vote.
Ms. Yingluck is playing down the decision, but it is just one in a series of challenges she faces before forming a new government.
Voter fraud Thailand’s Election Commission has been investigating complaints of irregularities and fraud in the July 3 vote and postponed endorsing the victory of the 44-year-old Pheu Thai Party leader, Yingluck Shinawatra.
Ms. Yingluck, and defeated incumbent, Abhisit Vejjajiva, are among more than 140 candidates for the 500-member House of Representatives whose victories have not been certified.
Unofficial results indicate Ms. Yingluck’s party gained 265 seats in the vote. She said Wednesday that she remains confident the commission would endorse her election, adding that such delays are normal.
The Pheu Thai Party’s success rested on populist policies, including pledges to double the minimum wage to $10 a day, raise prices for rice crops, increase funds for village development programs, provide low-cost health care and give tablet computers to school children.