All the 35 political parties in Thailand started to register their lists of candidates for the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 2, 2014.

Meanwhile, anti-government protesters continued to besiege the registration venue with a view to hindering this process.

From 3 a.m, many political parties arrived at the Thai-Japanese Stadium, six gates of which have been blocked by thousands of protesters since December 22 night.

According to the Election Commission, only nine parties, including the ruling Puea Thai Party, already had their representatives inside the compound of the stadium and completed registration while the 26 others had to register at a nearby police station.

Candidate registration is scheduled to last until December 27.

Earlier, the opposition Democratic Party (DP) declared to boycott the election. Protesters requested political reforms to be conducted before the event.

The Government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has faced a serious political crisis since demonstrations started in early November to protest a controversial amnesty bill, which was said to pave the way for her elder brother, deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, to return home. The bill was then rejected by the Senate.-VNA