Thai Court Declares February Election Invalid

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March 21, 2014 AT 6:13 AM
Thailand's constitutional court has declared the country's February 2 general election invalid as it breached a law requiring that the polling process be completed on the same day nationwide. The opposition's boycott of the vote and widespread anti-government protests meant that candidates were not fielded in 28 constituencies. It had been expected that voting would take place in those areas at a later date. However, the court's six to three majority verdict cannot be appealed, meaning a new general election must be held across the South East Asian country. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called elections in December, in an attempt to end political unrest.