Thailand to hold general election on March 24

BANGKOK – Thailand’s much delayed general election will be held on March 24, with a new government expected to be in place “by the middle of the year”. The confirmation by Thailand’s Election Commission was announced on Wednesday (Jan 23) afternoon, hours after a royal decree declaring an election was released. The upcoming election will end military rule that has been in place since 2014, when then army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha led a coup that toppled the Pheu Thai Party-led government and took over as premier. A new Constitution enacted in 2017 allows the interim premier…

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