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Election faces stiff opposition in South and parts of Bangkok

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The national election got underway on Sunday after outbreaks of violence the previous day, but polling was cancelled in most areas of the southern region and in many constituencies in Bangkok. 

A voter exercise her right at a polling booth in Don Muang district. Polling has not gone smoothly in some Bangkok districts and the southern provinces. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Election officials cancelled the poll in nine of 14 provinces in the South. The provinces of Songkhla, Trang, Phatthalung, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ranong, Krabi, Chumphon and Phangnga had no voting at all.

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