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Political paralysis looms after Thai polls

Legal challenges could further rattle the already battered baht, stock market

No end in sight: Protesters demanding the right to vote arguing with security and election officials at a Din Daeng district office where voting was called off yesterday. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[BANGKOK] Controversial elections in Thailand passed peacefully yesterday, but the country was no nearer to ending its intractable political conflict, with the government facing the prospect of months of paralysis, protests and complex legal challenges which could further rattle the already