Thai-Cambodian border clash might affect Thai elections

16:53, April 25, 2011      

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The violent border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia might affect the approaching general election in Thailand expected to be held in June, Election Commission (EC) official said on Monday.

Election Commission committee member Sodsri Sattayatham said more troops and security units would have to be deployed to the disputed border area when they should be used elsewhere to help oversee the election process, Bangkok Post online reported.

She called on the government to quickly end the border clash before the election to be held.

The EC will meet the different political parties on May 2 to discuss regulations regarding election campaigning, she said.

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reiterated previously that the government will hold an election in June or early July following a likely House dissolution in the first week of next month.

The border clash between Thailand and Cambodia have started again last Friday and still continuing.

Source: Xinhua
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