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ing constituencies. The protestors allege that cur- rent Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawa- tra, is using her elected position to act as a proxy for her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted and exiled in 2006. The protestors called on Shinawatra to resign and to allow an unelected “people’s council” to take her place.


Most of the protests have taken place in Bangkok, where anti-government protestors erected barri- cades around government buildings. The protests began in November of 2013 after Shinawatra at- tempted to pass an amnesty bill that would have allowed her brother to return from exile. The bill would have gone so far as to allow him to return to politics in Thailand.


Just prior to the February 2, 2014 elections, anti- government protestors erected polling station blockades, resulting in the forceful closure of more than 10 percent of polling stations. Addition- ally, the Thai Democratic Party, Shinawatra’s main opposition party, boycotted the elections. The combined affect of the blockades and the boycott was that the elections were declared inconclu- sive. Shortly afterwards it was announced that special elections would be held in all areas that had not voted. Although protests have continued, special elections were successfully held on Sun- day, March 2, 2014.


Recently, there has been a decrease in the num- ber of protests. This is likely due to the fact that Shinawatra, along with United Nations Secretary-


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