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Thai premier says Feb. 2 election to go ahead despite pressure to postpone

Thailand's prime minister says elections due Feb. 2 will go ahead despite intense pressure by her opponents to postpone the vote.

Yingluck had proposed to meet Wednesday with rivals to discuss a proposal from the Election Commission to delay the ballot.

But protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and the opposition Democrat Party refused to take part, saying reform to get rid of corruption in politics must happen first.

Yingluck told reporters after a meeting with members of her Cabinet, candidates who registered for the poll and a top electoral official that there was no legal way for the Election Commission to delay it.