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Thailand's Feb 2 polls to go ahead, says election commission

Published on Jan 3, 2014 7:01 PM

By Tan Hui Yee

Thailand Correspondent in Bangkok

Thailand's Feb 2 general election will go ahead, its Election Commission said on Friday, even after anti-government protesters blocked candidates from registering in the south of the country.

The decision to go ahead with the election - while not extending the Jan 1 registration deadline - could put the country in a legislative limbo because there are not enough constituencies being contested to fill 95 per cent of the 500 seats in Thailand's House of Representatives required to open a new session.

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