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Elections may not restore situation: poll

Nearly half of Thais do not see elections as the answer to the current political situation, according to a survey by Envirosell.

In the survey conducted during December 1-4 that covered 1,000 respondents in all parts of the country, 42 per cent believed that elections would not restore the situation. Of this group, 22 per cent mostly from Bangkok and the South suggest the royal appointment of an interim prime minister until reforms are complete. 10 per cent propose the establishment of a temporary government.

Forty one per cent support national elections, particularly people from the Northeast. Of this group, 15 per cent suggest the two leading parties - Pheu Thai and Democrat - be barred from the race.

Only 18 per cent of the respondents, representing mainly people from the North, wished the Yingluck government complete the term.

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