Prime Minister says election will now take place by next February

Speaking yesterday Thailand’s Prime Minister has now promised that an election will take place no later than February 2019 which is three months after the deadline he had previously announced back in 2017.

This is not the first time the promise of an election has been postponed since taking control via a military coup back in 2014, currently it is illegal to hold political gatherings of more than five people.

Speaking yesterday Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said “I say it clearly, the election will be held no later than February 2018.”

Prime Minister says election will now take place by next February

During the announcement however it appears the PM wanted to make room for further wiggle room regarding the exact date of the election saying “it will also depend on the country situation” and asked reporters to “stop bringing up the election.”

There seems to be growing political unrest amongst certain sectors with reports that 40 people have been arrested so far this month charged with attending pro-democracy rallies.

The government is currently in the process of voting on a series of election laws which must come into effect before an election can be held.

Source: Coconuts

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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