Thai­land may hold new elec­tions in Septem­ber 2016: PM

Asian Journal - - Asia -

Bangkok: Thai Prime Min­is­ter Prayut Chan-o-cha said the next gen­eral elec­tions in the coun­try will likely take place in Septem­ber 2016, if the draft char­ter is ap­proved via ref­er­en­dum. At Gov­ern­ment House, Gen. Prayut greeted 12 diplo­mats from the UN and told the en­voys about his in­ten­tion to re­store democ­racy in Thai­land, fol­low­ing the coup in May last year, the Na­tional News Bureau of Thai­land re­ported. Prayut said the UN of­fi­cials were in­vited to the coun­try as part of a cam­paign or­gan­ised by the min­istry of for­eign af­fairs to get sup­port for the gov­ern­ment from for­eign coun­tries. The Thai cabi­net and the Na­tional Coun­cil for Peace and Or­der have agreed to amend the 2014 in­terim char­ter in or­der for a na­tional ref­er­en­dum to be held on the draft of the new con­sti­tu­tion.

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