태국에서 11일 새 정부 집권 후 첫 보궐 선거가, 삼엄한 경계 속에 치러졌습니다.

태국 내 22개 주에서는, 최근 정치 사태로 공석이 된 의회 29개 의석에 대한 보궐선거가 열렸습니다.

태국에서는 지난해 8월 탁신 시나와트라 전 총리에 반대하는 국민민주주의연대의 시위로 정치 사태가 불거졌으며, 친 탁신 계 총리 2명이 해임됐습니다.

태국 법원은 또 친 탁신 계 정당 2곳을 해산 시키고 정치인들의 활동을 금지했습니다.*****

Thais voted today(Sunday)under heavy security in the first by-elections since a new government took power following months of political unrest.

Voters in 22 provinces chose 29 lawmakers to fill seats vacated after a court ruling dissolved two of the country's political parties late last year.

Thirteen of the seats belonged to members of the now-defunct People's Power Party of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The other 16 seats belonged to members of their allies in the Chart Thai party.

Thailand's latest political unrest began in August, when People's Alliance for Democracy protesters took over the seat of government to demand the ouster of the pro-Thaksin allies. A series of court rulings resulted in the ouster of two Thaksin-allied prime ministers.

Thais voted today (Sunday) under heavy security in the first by-elections since a new government took power following months of political unrest.

Voters in 22 provinces chose 29 lawmakers to fill seats vacated after a court ruling dissolved two of the country's political parties late last year.

Thirteen of the seats belonged to members of the now-defunct People's Power Party of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The other 16 seats belonged to members of their allies in the Chart Thai party.

Thailand's latest political unrest began in August, when People's Alliance for Democracy protesters took over the seat of government to demand the ouster of the pro-Thaksin allies. A series of court rulings resulted in the ouster of two Thaksin-allied prime ministers.