Mixed reaction but smooth election: Almost no trouble in the North and North East voting. While many voters are able to vote in some Bangkok districts, the southern part also struggled to carry out. Overall, unusually low voter turnouts, estimated around 20-30%, casting doubt over poll outcome.
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2 February 2014: Mixed reaction but smooth election
- Almost no trouble in the North and North East voting. While many voters are able to vote in some Bangkok districts, the southern part also struggled to carry out. Overall, unusually low voter turnouts, estimated around 20-30%, casting doubt over poll outcome.
- Voting is cannot yet concluded as many still have to wait for 23 February for those unable to make it for the advance voting on the 26 January and that constituencies were unable to vote due to blockage or without any candidate.
- The main anti-government rally stages at Lat Phrao and Victory Monument will be shut down on Monday and merged with the one at Lumpini Park for safety reasons.
- Arrest warrant issued for a core rally leader: police spokesman
Actual events taken place
- Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Service Centre announced Sunday morning that a total of 8 people were injured in the clash between red-shirt people and anti-government protesters near Lak Si district office Saturday. Gunshots rang out at Lak Si intersection late Saturday afternoon as anti- and pro-government supporters clashed.
- Police have posted images of the shooters at the Lak Si intersection on Saturday and urged the public to help provide information about the suspects.
- Train Service between Lak Si and Don Muang stations suspended.
- The director and all members of the Lak Si Election Commission have resigned following clash between red-shirt people and anti-government protesters near the Lak Si district office Saturday.
- Songkhla election chief Chokchai Pholwatana announced Sunday morning that the voting in all eight constituencies in the provinces were cancelled because all polling stations have not received ballots and ballot boxes in time.
- Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday morning cast her vote at a polling unit at Khlong Lamchiak School in Bung Kum district. Caretaker Interior Minister and Pheu Thai party leader Charupong Ruangsuwan cast his vote at the Big C polling station on Soi Lat Phrao 15 at 8 am, TNN24 Channel reported.
- The election has been cancelled in Trang province because voting ballots have not been delivered to any of the area’s four constituencies.
- Leader of the Rak Thailand Party Chuvit Kamolvisit was attacked by a man while on the way to vote at polling unit 84 in Din Daeng district, reports said.
- The gun battle at Lak Si intersection yesterday was the result of collusion between the Election Commission (EC) and the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), Pheu Thai leader Charupong Ruangsuwan said on Sunday.
- Would-be voters struggled to get into polling stations in 42 constituencies in Bangkok and southern provinces targeted by anti-government protesters as nationwide polls opened at 8am Sunday.
- A group of pro-election supporters razed an anti-government stage in front of the Din Daeng District Office on Sunday after being prevented from casting their votes in the election, reports said.
- Pro-election supporters in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district made their own ballot boxes and papers on Sunday after the real ballot boxes and voting papers could not be delivered to polling stations in the area.
- Police seal off Thai-Japanese Bridge following mysterious shooting.
- The “great mass uprising”, or muan maha prachachon, has emerged victorious because not many people came out to vote in Sunday’s general election, anti-government co-leader Sathit Wongnongtoey announced on the Pathumwan protest stage.
- The army on Sunday warned police not to rush to a conclusion over who was responsible for the gunfire during the clashes at Laksi intersection on Saturday which left several people with wounds.
- The Democrat Party will file a petition with the Office of the Ombudsman, asking it to seek a ruling from the Constitution Court on whether the Feb 2 election is invalid, deputy party leader Ong-art Klampaiboon said on Sunday after the end of voting.