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Yingluck will not quit, EC urged to join election discussion

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Yingluck Shinawatra insisted Tuesday she will remain on as caretaker prime minister and will take part in Wednesday's meeting with various sides to discuss the Election Commission's proposal to postpone the Feb 2 general election. 

"I will continue to carry out my duty as prime minister, not because I want to cling to my post or to attain political stability, but because it is my duty to protect democracy and democracy belongs to the people," Ms Yingluck, the caretaker premier and defence minister, told reporters on Tuesday.

She was responding to questions about the anti-government protesters' demand she step down to allow the pre-election reform process to begin.

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