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Thai protesters march for electoral reform and to oust PM

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Thai protesters march for electoral reform and to oust PM


Pressure continues to mount for Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.

Anti-government protesters have resumed demonstrations that aim to oust the troubled leader and push back planned elections until reforms can take place.

With over 3,000 people in attendance, the march comes ahead of a mass rally set for the weekend.

Protester,Jittawan Kiatprakot said: “We are happy to have an election, but the way we hold elections needs to change so it is clean and fair without corruption. We’re happy to have an election, but this time around we need to do it right.”

But the country’s prime minister has already capitulated to some protester demands.

After opposition leaders brought over 160,000 people outside her office earlier this month, she agreed to hold a snap election in February.

Since then the opposition has struggled to turnout the same numbers, something they hope to rectify this weekend.

Key leaders in the movement hope to push back the set date for a national vote until after electoral reform can take place, justifying such a demand over fraud fears.

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