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Abhisit allows Democrat members free decision on voting

Former Democrat MPs can make their own decision about whether to go out to vote or not, Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thursday.

He said it was not necessary for him to call a meeting with the party members to consider whether they should exercise their voting right or otherwise.

"The party has no the authority to order members to vote or not to vote. It is their right and duty to vote as the Thai citizens. If they decide not to go to cast ballots, they have to accept the fact that they will lose their political rights," the Democrat leader said.

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