Voting in Thailand is a real picnic

The "great mass uprising", or muan maha prachachon, has emerged victorious because not many people came out to vote in Sunday's general election, anti-government co-leader Sathit Wongnongtoey announced on the Pathumwan protest stage.

"There were more people joining the picnic on the streets than voters," said the former Democrat Party MP. The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) called for a "national picnic" day on the streets of Bangkok to express opposition to the election.

"The PDRC will try to end this game quickly because the government can no longer claim legitimacy. The poll is already over but the government remains stubborn," Mr Sathit said.

He criticised caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for showing her "stupidity" by putting her ballot papers in the wrong boxes at a polling station in Bung Kum district.

He said caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung was wrong to declare that the Pheu Thai Party will win more than 260 seats in parliament because the Election Commission (EC) had already stated that the results will not be officially announced until Feb 23.

"I believe this election will become null and void," Mr Sathit said. "We're the voice of the majority who will protect democracy by going through reform before holding an election.

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Discussion 1 : 03/02/2014 at 09:52 AM
The election is not over at all, they can't publish the results before having had elections completed everywhere. The whole thing is dragging on, ghe government still in care taker mode not able to make any big decisions. That means the government has failed, because their goal was to come back to power as quickly as possible. Wait for the results of all votes and see how strong PT is coming up (or how weak).
Discussion 2 : 03/02/2014 at 09:06 AM
Judging by the number of people that did not vote I feel you declaration may be wrong.
Discussion 3 : 03/02/2014 at 06:06 AM
The election has been carried out pdrc has failed again no bankok shutdown no election stopped get over it let negotiations start in earnest let the country move forward
Discussion 4 : 03/02/2014 at 02:52 AM
Election is over for now. Lots of protesters should pack and go home and wait to hear the result of the election and the EC and the court ruling. They can't live and camp out on the street forever. Enough damage to Bangkok and Thai economy, loss of billion in revenue. They have got to realize that.
Discussion 5 : 03/02/2014 at 01:40 AM
They say they are the majority. We all know that this is certainly not true. But what should we think of a movement that claims against all evidence that it represents the majoritya when it is in fact a (quite strong) minority? Can a movement against "corruption" be based on dishonesty?
Discussion 6 : 02/02/2014 at 11:43 PM
The PDRC is now a non entity, time to enter into talks or pack up and get back down south and let the rest of Thailand carry on the way they want too.
Discussion 7 : 02/02/2014 at 08:44 PM
Really? Maybe we should wait until the votes are counted, before making a claim like this. I sense desperation on the part of the PDRC- they swore they would halt the election by any means possible- and they didn't. Along with the numerous other claims of "victory days", etc. Maybe time to go home, and come up with another plan?

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