PHUKET: The Phuket Election Commission (PEC) has sent a formal request to Bangkok asking for permission to re-open registration so more candidates can contest the February 2 national election.

ďItís not fair to hold an election with only one candidate. There is no choice for the people,Ē Tassaneeya Srirattanaprapan, chief of the PECís Political Party Division, said at a news conference this morning.

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