28 Jun '11, 4am

Violence might break out after key Thai elections unless arch-enemies respect the verdict of the polls: Analysts

Violence might break out after key Thai elections unless arch-enemies respect the verdict of the polls: Analysts

The divisions that plague Thai society will deepen further after Sunday's election unless arch-enemies within the political realm agree to respect the verdict of the polls, analysts say. --PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK - THE divisions that plague Thai society will deepen further after Sunday's election unless arch-enemies within the political realm agree to respect the verdict of the polls, analysts say. Ahead of the July 3 vote which is crucial to the future of the South-east Asian nation, few observers expect the winner will be able to quietly take power for a four-year term and face opposition merely from within parliament. The election is largely a battle between the establishment-backed, ruling Democrats led by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, and the opposition Puea Thai, spearheaded from exile by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Five years on from a military coup that depos...

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