No election before 2016, says Thailand minister

  • Prawit Wongsuwan, Thailand’s deputy prime minister and defence minister, has said that polls will now be held in 2016 and not 2015 as earlier promised, according to media reports. 

    Prayuth Chan-ocha, the prime minister, who led the military coup earlier this year, had hinted at a possible delay to elections. Prawit Wongsuwan cited groups opposing the junta as a reason for the change in plan. 

    Prayuth has come out with a reform plan that is partially an attempt to end former PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s political influence in the country. 

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