Dr Walker, a senior fellow at the ANU’s college of Asia and the Pacific, said the election was a crucial test of Thailand’s democracy. ”If this result is overturned, either by force or legal manipulation, it will be an invitation for hardliners to pursue violent alternatives,” Dr Walker said. ”The bloody events of April-May 2010 were a taste of what the future may hold if powerful forces in Thailand continue to subvert electoral results.”

The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 2011.

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UPDATE: here are some images of the voting in Chum Saeng market, Nakhon Sawan.

Not too many red shirts

A hard decision?