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Thailand elections: PM backs vote despite disruptions

2 February 2014 Last updated at 16:36 GMT

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have disrupted voting in some constituencies in Bangkok and in the south of the country in a general election that was boycotted by the main opposition party.

Officials said there was no voting at all in nine southern provinces, where the opposition is strongest, but 89% of polling stations elsewhere operated normally.

The Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, told the BBC that the election was a sign that the people would like to continue with the democratic process.