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EC sees long Yingluck poll visit inquiry

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A probe into allegations of official upcountry trips by former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and eight others needs more time to gather information, said the Election Commission (EC). 

The probe was launched in response to complaints about alleged exploitation of government resources by Ms Yingluck and eight other people who made several trips to northern and northeastern provinces prior to the Feb 2 election.

Ms Yingluck allegedly ordered government officials to arrange for locals to greet them and raise banners with messages showing support, according to the complaints. Such activities were seen to give the caretaker government the upper hand in the Feb 2 poll, which was later nullified.

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