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Path to election still strewn with obstacles

ANALYSIS: Next protest target likely to be candidates who decide to stand

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  • Writer: Mongkol Bangprapa & Nattaya Chetchotiros
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The path to the Feb 2 general election is not yet clear despite 34 political parties reporting to the Election Commission (EC) on the first day of candidacy registration. 

Penphan Laemluang, a reporter from state-owned Channel 9, who was attacked by a group of anti-government protesters on Sunday. Here, she and her cameraman are locked inside the compound of the Thai-Japanese Stadium in the Din Daeng area, the election candidacy registration venue, yesterday. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD

The first day of party-list candidate registration was thrown into disarray after several hundred anti-government demonstrators surrounded the Thai-Japanese Stadium, the candidate registration venue.

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