Protesters mar voting in Thai polls

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Christophe Archambault/AFP

Results of the Thai elections may not be known for at least weeks as opposition protesters prevented voters from casting their votes in thousands of polling stations in Thailand. The disruption also means there may be an inadequate number of members of parliament to convene parliament and appoint a government until new elections are held in areas where voting was not held. This has pushed Thailand into political limbo, which, experts say, could invite a military or judicial coup. Protesters want to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down, believing she is a mere puppet for elder brother Thaksin, who was ousted in a military coup in 2006.


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