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Polls close in Thailand amid heavy security

The polls have closed after largely peaceful elections in Thailand, although there were reports of widespread disruption at polling stations with some voters being prevented from registering.

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Thailand begins voting amid threats of disruption

Thailand has started voting on in an election called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in December in an attempt to defuse protests aimed at overthrowing her.

Thais have begun voting. Credit: Reuters

However, the protesters are still out on the streets and say they may disrupt voting. The main opposition Democrat Party is boycotting the election.

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