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Poll campaign widens divide

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Will the Feb 2 election go ahead as scheduled? That is the question that seems to be on everyone's mind given the anti-government movement's vow to stop the election at all costs. The answer, however, can perhaps be found in the Pheu Thai Party election campaign posters that are popping up along Bangkok's streets and elsewhere in the country. 

At a glance, these election posters, which feature caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra sporting a smile and offering policy pledges, are reassuring. They tell us voters that things will go on as normal. Upon closer inspection, however, the worrying signs cannot be missed.

In previous general elections, posters from different parties clogged the streets at every turn, shouting for public attention. This time _ with the election only a month away _ there are only Pheu Thai posters, looking almost forlorn.

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