Amid a tense political climate, voters in Thailand will cast their ballots to elect a new House of Representatives on February 2. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for elections on December 9, 2013, after weeks of large-scale protests in Bangkok following the introduction of controversial political amnesty legislation.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Thailand: 2014 General Elections provide an overview on:
- Why are these elections significant for Thailand?
- How have protests impacted election preparations?
- What preparations are being made to provide security on Election Day?
Download IFES' FAQs Elections in Thailand: 2014 General Elections.
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