Kyodo News InternationalMarch 30, 2014 06:45
Thai voters went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Senate, the non-partisan upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Unlike the contentious general election for the lower house held Feb. 2, balloting was held smoothly and there was no disruption from the opposition, Election Commission Secretary General Puchong Nutrawong said.
Polling stations opened 8 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m.
Senators serve for a fixed six-year term.