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Rivals brace for war of attrition

ANALYSIS: PDRC grows increasingly desperate, while government tries to ignore the provocations

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Both sides of the ongoing political standoff appear to be settling in for a battle of attrition as the Feb 2 election looms. 

The poll date marks a key deadline in the months-long struggle, as the government attempts to limp through to the election in a bid to legitimise its standing, while the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest group appears to be growing increasingly desperate in its city shutdown campaign.

Speaking on the Asok protest stage yesterday, PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban vowed to close all government offices in the coming days, and threatened to "detain" the prime minister and all members of her cabinet and cut power and water to their homes.

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