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Poll can be deferred: court The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The February 2 election can only be postponed if the ongoing protests are brought to an end and there is no boycott of the election, a government figure said yesterday following a Constitutional Court ruling that the polls can be rescheduled.

PM's Office Minister Varathep Ratanakorn said caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been informed of the ruling, and would discuss the matter with the Election Commission (EC) if she was formally invited by the agency, he said.

"The election should be postponed on condition that the protesters cease their rallies and there is no blockade or boycott of the election," Varathep said.