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Thailand: PM to Ask Army To Help Protect Election 2014

United States President Barack Obama greets Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand during the ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on 18 November 2011 during the first participation by a U.S. president in an East Asia Summit.

Thailand_flagPrime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Friday in Bangkok that her government will ask the army to help protect candidates and voters during the election in February.

Prime Minister Shinawatra has had to contend with protests country wide form opposition supporters who believe that her brother Thakshin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister who is in exile, has been pulling the strings behind the scene and that she is his puppet. Thus undermining democracy in the country.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was elected to the Prime Ministership on the 5th of August 2011 wining 265 seats out 500 in the Thai Parliament. She is expected to win the elections in February next year.  Any delay in the polls leaves her and her government open to various legal issues and more country wide protests.

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