Seven Thai parties said on Wednesday that they formed a "democratic front" after a disputed election, claiming the opposition won a majority in the lower house of parliament, and the right to try and form a government.
However, the coalition will likely fall short of electing a prime minister, which requires a combined vote with the upper house of parliament, the Senate, which is entirely appointed by the ruling generals that in 2014 overthrew an elected Pheu Thai party government.
The outcome of the election remains shrouded in doubt with unofficial results delayed until at least Friday and allegations of vote-buying and irregularities in the counting of ballots.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.
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