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