Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thai Protesters Accept Deal That Sets a November Vote

The antigovernment demonstrators who have paralyzed parts of Bangkok for two months announced Monday that they would accept a proposal by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for elections in November.

While protest leaders had set conditions for dismantling their camp, it appeared that they were being quickly met and that the long, debilitating confrontation might soon end.

“It should be over tomorrow,” said Jaran Ditapichai, a protest leader who was a lead negotiator in back-channel talks with the government over the past week. “It must be over tomorrow.”

However, some divisions have emerged over the proposal, and Mr. Jaran said some protesters might refuse to leave.

To read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/world/asia/11thai.html?ref=asia

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