By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF FROM WIRE REPOR
Posted: February 3, 2014 at 3:25 a.m.
Voters hold their identification cards and the chains that held the gate of the polling station closed, as they demand the right to vote during general elections in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Around the country, the vast majority of voting stations were open and polling proceeded relatively peacefully, but the risk of violence remained high a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
BANGKOK — Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence.