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Shortage of 44,000 election officials threatens to derail polls

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The Election Commission (EC) is frantically searching for a further 44,000 officials to staff polling stations with just two days until the country goes to the polls. 

PDRC protesters are rallying at Bang Saphan police station in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to block officials from distributing ballot boxes and sheets to polling stations. (Photo by Chaiwat Sadyeam).

As the agency attempts to find people willing to man polling units, supporters and opponents of the election have begun campaigning for and against the election in several provinces, including Bangkok.

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