Pro-election supporters hold up their ID cards to demand to vote outside Din Daeng polling station in Bangkok Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
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Thailand election disrupted by protests

Protests have disrupted Thailand's general election, halting voting in parts of Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally.

Some six million registered voters were affected by the closures, the Election Commission said.

PM Yingluck Shinawatra called the vote to head off weeks of mass protests. Her party is widely expected to win but legal challenges and a lack of a quorum of MPs may create a political limbo.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Bangkok.

  • 02 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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