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EC urged to deal with protesters at election registration venue

Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit said Sunday that the EC should take strict legal action against Suthep if the protesters raid the venue and obstruct the MP candidacy registration process.

He was speaking amidst reports that the protesters would block the registration at Thai-Japanese stadium.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters covering her trip that it would be a shame if the Democrats boycotted the election as the party was determined to protect democracy.

Without an election, she could not figure out how political reform would be possible.

Yingluck said she had got positive feedback from other political parties on her proposal to establish a national reform council after the election. However, the government would only initiate the process.

"The statement on Saturday was only the beginning. This idea doesn't have to be implemented all. Only what is agreed on by all would be implemented. As the government, we will cooperate on all aspects," she said.

Asked by reporters to make clear her decision to run in the election, Yingluck said, "All of us have the duty to apply and run in the election." When asked whether she would run as number 1 on Pheu Thai's party list, she just smiled and ended the interview.

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