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Defiant protesters disregard Thai poll, still want PM out

One day after Thai polls, the ballots have been counted. A result and turnout has still to be announced but whatever the outcome, this election is unlikely to change anything. Prime MInister Yingluck Shinawatra is almost certain to return to power but it won't end the country's turmoil. The main opposition didn't even vote. And Protesters like these blocked balloting in a fifth of constituencies across the country. The disruptions means it could be weeks before parliamentary seats are filled, leaving Yingluck a caretaker with no real authority. But demonstrators remain defiant, saying Yingluck's government is controlled by her brother, Thaksin, a former prime minister who is wanted for corruption. Led by Suthep Thaugsuban, they have rallied in Bangkok since November when Yingluck tried to pass an amnesty law that would allow her brother to return from exile. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) PROTEST LEADER SUTHEP THAUGSUBAN SAYING: "Thai people we

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