02 Jul '11, 6am

Divided Thailand votes in crucial election

Thailand voted Sunday in a hard-fought election pivotal to the future of the divided kingdom after years of political turmoil pitting the ruling elite against the disaffected rural poor. The poll is the first major electoral test for the government since mass "Red Shirt" opposition protests paralysed Bangkok last year, triggering a military crackdown that left more than 90 people dead. More than 170,000 police are being deployed to protect polling stations for the tense vote, which could herald a comeback for the Red Shirts' hero, the fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Toppled in a 2006 military coup and now living in self-imposed exile in Dubai to avoid a jail term for corruption, the former billionaire telecoms tycoon has tapped his youngest sister to run in his place. Yingluck Shinawatra, a telegenic businesswoman tipped by many to become Thailand's first ever ...

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