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Peaceful start to Thai polls, but don't get your hopes up

BANGKOK — The risk of bloodshed at the ballot remains high, a day after seven people were wounded by gunshots and explosions during a standoff between supporters and opponents of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a north Bangkok stronghold of her Puea Thai Party. Voting was called off in the district, along with 10 percent of polling stations nationwide, for fear of possible further violence.
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