Thailand's Election Commission said that computer software was partly to blame for inconsistent and delayed vote totals from last Sunday's general election.During early reporting of the election results, its tabulation software had trouble handling data entered simultaneously from several points and sometimes displayed incorrect numbers, the commission said in a statement Friday as it faced criticism over lack of transparency. Several political activists said they are starting a petition to impeach the election commissioners.
On Thursday, the commission issued a 208-page compilation of votes in every constituency in response to criticism, but some tallies still failed to add up correctly.
The commission's figures show the party supporting the current military junta had the most popular votes, trailed by its main challenger, the party ousted by the military in a 2014 coup.
The military-backed Palang Pracharath Party supports Prayuth Chan-ocha to continue as the country's leader. As army commander, he led the 2014 coup and has since served as prime minister and junta chief.
The main challenger is the Pheu Thai Party, associated with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a 2006 coup.