Inflation hits the price of votes

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Inflation hits the price of votes

Bangkok - Thai politicians looking to buy votes in next month's election will find that prices have gone up dramatically, said Saiyud Kerdphol, deputy chairman of a poll watchdog group. A villager's vote could be bought for only 50 baht (pounds 1.25) a few years ago, but "now it costs 100 to 500. The villagers have become better bargainers." AP

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