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Despite Protests, Thailand Says February Vote Will Go Ahead

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January 03, 2014 AT 7:13 AM
Thailand’s election commission ignored the demands of antigovernment demonstrators on Friday and said elections scheduled for next month would go ahead despite continuing efforts to sabotage them and the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra . Protesters, who say they are fighting to eradicate corruption and banish Ms. Yingluck and her clan from the country, have blocked candidate registration sites over the past week and clashed violently with the police, leaving two people dead.