The Thai Government will ask the military to provide security for the February election after violent clashes between police and opposition protesters left two people dead and more than 150 wounded.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul was quoted by new agencies as saying in a televised address on December 27 that he will also ask the supreme commander of the armed forces for help with security for a second round of registration for constituency candidates due to begin across the country on December 28.

One day earlier, the Government of Prime Minister Yingluck Sinawatra rejected a call by the Election Commission to postpone the February election following the death of a policeman during a riot in Bangkok on the same day.

Also on December 27, Thai army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha called for all parties to calm down, but did not exclude the possibility of a military intervention.

During the past two months, Thailand has experienced the biggest protests since 2010.

The demonstrators demanded the forming of a “People’s Council” to supervise reform plans over a period of one year or 18 months prior to new elections.

The Prime Minister proposed to set up a national reform committee with 499 members selected from 2,000 citizens across all classes as a solution to the crisis.-VNA