Thailand caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra is under pressure after anti-government protesters vowed to pursue on with street protests aimed at ousting her.
After Thailand PM Yingluck has declared she will not resign and Sunday’s poll, protesters vow they will now fight the election on several grounds including the law that requires the government to complete voting on a single day, according to report.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, leader of the Democrat Party of Thailand and also a former Prime Minister boycotted the Feb. 2 national election said they plan to file petition to the Constitutional Court to invalidate the vote.
“The elections are unconstitutional,” Abhisit said yesterday in a Bloomberg Television interview from Bangkok. “The Election Commission has admitted that they cannot hold free and fair elections according to the constitution.”
According to Bloomberg report, Voting went ahead in 83,669 of the nation’s 93,952 polling stations, including all 36 provinces in Yingluck’s strongholds in the north and northeast, according to the Election Commission.
In the south, where the protest movement has its power base, polling was abandoned in nine provinces and partially canceled in nine others.
Image/Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra walks after voting at a polling station in Bangkok. (AFP/ PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)