Thailand to hold first general election since coup on March 24


Thailand to hold first general election since coup on March 24

In Summary

  • Thailand to hold first general election since coup on March 24.
  • Election meant to restore civilian rule.

Thailand will hold a general election to restore civilian rule on March 24, the election commission said on Wednesday, announcing a new date for the often postponed vote, which will be the first since a 2014 military coup.

The commission said in December the elections would be held on Feb. 24, but the military government had expressed concern that election-related events would clash with early preparations for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, scheduled for May 4-6.

Last month, the military government lifted a ban on political activities to allow parties to campaign.

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