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Violence threatens Thai elections, FA poll

With Thaksin Shinawatra's sister now an official candidate for the opposition, Thailand's July 3 election looks set to be another violent showdown.
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Yingluck Shinawatra has vowed to bring Thaksin back (AFP)
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Thailand’s general elections are scheduled to take place on July 3, with seats in both the house and the senate up for grabs.

Violence is now a perennial concern in Thai politics. The Bangkok Post is reporting that election officials have boosted security measures but cannot discount the possibility of trouble. The timing at least is favourable the vote was originally proposed for mid-November, just before the country’s peak tourist season, but the new date at least pushes the elections into the sticky heat of the low season.

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