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Thai protesters vow to nullify election, step up rallies after polls marred by disruptions

Supporters of the anti-government protest movement wait to catch a glimpse of passing leader Suthep Thaugsuban during a march through Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
February 02, 2014 - 9:34 PM

BANGKOK - Anti-government protesters have vowed to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead with plans to nullify the results of national elections.

Protest leaders called Monday on supporters to "keep fighting" and consolidate crowds in the capital's business district, a day after national elections marred by protests and the closure of thousands of polling stations.

The elections were peaceful and were able to proceed in 90 per cent of constituencies but the disruptions mean that political limbo will continue for weeks or months, until new byelections can be held.

The struggle to hold the vote was part of a 3-month-old conflict that has split the country between supporters and protesters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Demonstrators have occupied major intersections and forced government ministries to shut down and work elsewhere.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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