Thai election likely to be on Feb 2 - election official

BANGKOK Mon Dec 9, 2013 3:24am EST

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BANGKOK Dec 9 (Reuters) - Thailand will probably hold a general election on Feb. 2, 2014, an Election Commission official said on Monday, after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament following a wave of anti-government protests in Bangkok.

"It is very likely that the election will take place on February 2, within the 60-day limit," Sodri Sattayatham told Reuters.

More than 150,000 protesters marched through Bangkok on Monday, pressing ahead with mass demonstrations seeking to oust Yingluck and install an unelected body to run the country.

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Alan Raybould)

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