Thailand Braces For Chaos and Violence As Elections Go Ahead

Posted: January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Embattled Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is sticking to her guns and will oversee snap elections across the country on Feb. 2, despite calls from the country’s election commission earlier in the week to delay the polls by at least a month after a violent weekend in Bangkok.

After holding negotiations with the commission on Tuesday afternoon at a military facility in Bangkok, Yingluck’s administration appears to have held its ground, despite predictions of looming violence that analysts say will erupt in the capital if polls open on Sunday.

At least one anti-government protester was shot dead and 12 others injured over the weekend.

Violence also took place during the meeting between the government and the Election Commission today. Outside the building, struggles broke out…

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