Red shirt protesters in 2010
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What does 2011 hold for Thailand

From early March to mid May 2010, anti-government protestors known as the Red Shirts occupied parts of Thailand's capital Bangkok.

They came to demand early elections, claiming that because the current coalition government came to power via a parliamentary deal, rather than a fresh vote, it did not represent the will of the people.

Elections are due by the end of 2011, but will that solve Thailand's political problems?

The BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, Rachel Harvey, reports.

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