Wednesday 17 January 2018

Thai junta leader signals elections in November 2017

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (AP)
Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (AP)

Thailand's leader has said elections will be held in November 2017, under a newly approved constitution that will ensure the military's control over the next government.

Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who took power in a 2014 coup, has insisted before that he will hold elections in 2017, but until now had not given a specific month.

He dismissed suggestions that the polls could be postponed to 2018.

Press Association

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