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Thailand Votes Amid Boycott, Protests

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February 03, 2014 AT 6:11 AM
Voting ended in Thailand's general elections Sunday, amid protests and opposition boycotts aimed at preventing re-election of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Bangkok Post reported that voting went ahead in 89 percent of the 93,952 polling stations across the country, citing the Election Commission. The vote count will be sent to the Election Commission, and results will be released only after the by-elections for advance voting and blocked polling stations. The BBC reported some six million registered voters were affected by the closures, according to the Election Commission.