Thai elections: Wooing the rural vote
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Thai elections: Wooing the rural vote(Updated: )
Voters in Thailand's rural and agricultural heartlands have long proved influential during elections. To woo the rural vote, parties have suggested policies such as giving free education to children of farmers, as well as building new infrastructure to narrow the gap between rural and urban areas. May Wong travelled to Chiangmai in the north, to find out more about the "rice vote".