Updated: 01/28/2014 18:28 | By Agence France-Presse

Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Thailand will go ahead with controversial elections this weekend despite threats by protesters to disrupt the vote, the government announced Tuesday following talks between the prime minister and poll officials.


Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Thai anti-government protesters hold national flags during a rally in Bangkok, on January 27, 2014 - by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

The Election Commission proposed during the talks to postpone the election for 120 days, but after discussions it agreed with the government to press ahead with the February 2 vote, deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chantarubeksa told reporters.

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