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Postbag: Wasted expense

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Charles Horner believes the 46% of eligible voters who voted on Feb 2 represented "an endorsement of the ballot box as the right way to resolve conflict", ("Ballot box triumphs", Postbag, Feb 5), even though it is far less than the 75% in the 2011 election. 

Out of those 20 million voters (46%), a large number cast a "no vote" by not selecting any candidate at all. Or a large chunk gave the message that "I don't like this election" or even "I don't like the parties in power".

The message is clear that the ballot expense of 3.8 billion baht is wasted on an election held under the umbrella of an emergency decree and street protests.

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