Thailand

Thai Government To Ask Military To Help Protect Candidates and Voters in February Election

Two people were recently killed in clashes between protesters and police

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(Reuters)—The Thai government said on Friday it will ask the military to help protect candidates and voters in a February election after clashes between police and anti-government protesters in which two people were killed and scores wounded.

The call for help from the powerful but heavily politicized military demonstrates Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's determination to ensure the election goes ahead. The vote is almost certain to return her Puea Thai Party to power.