Thursday, February 20, 2020


Feb 03. 2014
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2am: The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters block the gate to the Ratchathewi district office to prevent officials from distributing ballots and ballot boxes to polling stations. They also block the Mitr Maitree Road.
5am: About 50 PDRC protesters seal off the Ratchathewi district office to prevent delivery of ballot equipments to polling stations.
7.40am: Election Commission (EC) member Somchai Srisuthiyakorn went to cast his vote at 8am at a voting centre on Phetchaburi Road but left at 8.20am without voting as there was no election staff and the centre was not open.
8am: Well-known public figures begin voting at their respective polling stations. Caretaker Interior Minister and Pheu Thai Party leader Charupong Ruangsuwan cast a vote on Lat Phrao Soi 15; EC chairman Supachai Somcharoen casts a vote in Bang Kruay district in Nonthaburi province, national police chief Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew voted in Bang Phli district in Samut Prakan province.
The Songkhla EC announces the cancellation of voting in all constituencies of the province.
8.10am: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra casts a vote at Klong Lamchiak School polling station in Bueng Kum district, cheered on by government supporters. 
8.30am: The Network of Students and People for Thailand’s Reform protesters, led by adviser Nitithorn Lamlua, march from Government House to Phya Thai BTS Station to block polling stations in Ratchathewi and Phya Thai districts. 
8.30am: PDRC leader Luang Pu Buddha Issara, who led demonstrators to lay siege to the Lak Si district office, returns to the Chaeng Wattana rally site. On stage, he claims victory for the protesters by preventing ballot cards from being delivered to polling units.
8.40am: Rak Thailand Party leader Chuvit Kamolvisit is attacked by a black-clad man while on his way to vote at the 84th polling unit in Din Daeng district.
9am: PDRC protesters officially begin their activities at the Pathumwan rally site to ridicule the election by opening booths for people to write political comments and put in the mock-up ballot boxes.
9.30am: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Clerk Ninnart Chalitanont announces that voting at some polling stations in three out of 33 constituencies – Lak Si, Ratchathewi and Din Daeng – were closed because there were no officials and the roads around the stations were blocked by protesters.
11am: A pro-election group, who gathered in front of the Din Daeng district office calling for the re-opening of the election, breaks the chain on its gate and calls on the district chief to resign.
PDRC protesters in Hat Yai, Songkhla declare victory and disperse after rallying for six days in front of the post office.
11.30am: Yingluck goes to the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence Ministry to monitor the election situation.
11.40am: Army Commander-in-Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha casts a vote at the Phya Thai constituency. 
He forgets to take his ID card back from the poll official after casting his vote.
3pm: Voting ends, ballot counting starts
3.15pm: Election supporters in Phya Thai hold a vote of their own. 
3.30pm: Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana makes a press statement about the election.
4pm: Election Commission chairman Supachai Somcharoen holds a press conference and says that the election finished properly in 59 provinces but there was no voting in nine provinces and some constituencies in nine other provinces.

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