Supporters of the Move Forward Party (พรรคก้าวไกล) attend the final campaign rally ahead of Thailand’s General Election on May 12th, 2023. Although the election is on May 14, election law prevents political speeches by active candidates on the day before the election.

Thailand’s election is expected to have a massive turnout of approximately 50 million registered voters, and some believe that it could lead to the return of political factions aligned with exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. This comes after a decade of military-backed governance under the current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the incumbent that overthrew the democratically-elected government by a military coup in 2014. The Move Forward Party is favored to win seats amongst the youth and first-time voters in this election.

Photos by Matt Hunt for Anadolu Agency on May 12, 2023.