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Thaksin party set for resounding election win in Thailand

By Sun, Jul 03, 2011 4:30PM UTC 3 Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — The proxy party of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra appeared poised for victory Sunday in fractious Thailand’s elections, preliminary results from the Election Commission showed. If confirmed, the outcome would mark an extraordinary political comeback for Thaksin and his allies five tumultuous years after his overthrow in a military coup. With 56...

Live-Blog: Thailand Elections 2011, by @saksith

By Sun, Jul 03, 2011 3:14PM UTC 0 Comment

Please click here for Siam Voices’ live blog on today’s Thailand election…...

Live blogging the Thailand election 2011

By Sun, Jul 03, 2011 3:05PM UTC 1 Comment

Please click here for Bangkok Pundit’s in-depth coverage of today’s election…...

Thailand goes to the polls

By Sun, Jul 03, 2011 2:50PM UTC 1 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Five tumultuous years after a military coup divided this Southeast Asian kingdom, Thailand held pivotal elections Sunday that will determine whether it can end the long-running political crisis that has shattered its reputation for stability. Many people fear the ballot, the first since last year’s anti-government demonstrations brought Bangkok to its knees,...

Will election Twitter ban deal new blow to freedom of speech in Thailand?

By Sun, Jul 03, 2011 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

Twitter users in Thailand have been threatened with potential fines and possible jail-time if they make use of the social network for electoral purposes in the run-up to today’s election. This final weekend of the election is marked as a ‘cooling off’ period during which electioneering and promotion are strictly outlawed. In response to the...