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Coup leader and incumbent prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had promised the country that an election would be held a year after he undertook the coup on May 22, 2014. But as ... Then, as 2016 slipped, Gen Prayut made yet another promise that elections in Thailand would be held in 2017. This was in ...
Some critics speculate that the delay supports the junta's ambition to set up a party to contest the election. The 90-day period could give the junta extra time to set up a party. Chat Thai Pattana politicians said the move would taint Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha image. Paradon Prisananantakul, the ...

Thailand has seen double-digit declines in media spending over the last two years following a military coup and periodic advertising blackouts imposed during the year-long mourning period for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The industry now hopes an impending election this year may put some ...
In 2018 there will be three elections in our immediate region - the much-predicted (and confirmed by the Thai PM) Thai election, another in Cambodia and one in Malaysia. All have their very local versions of democracy which will shape the outcomes. All are vital tests for the region's fragile democracies.
They were supposed to be in power for the royal transition but they have stayed too long and now want to win an unavoidable election. .... Thai democracy will not arise from holding elections but from the hard and sustained work of instilling values and building institutions and mechanisms to exercise them.
Thailand has a problem: An election previously scheduled for 2016 has still not been held. After meeting ... But none of these rumored new parties are likely significantly to split the vote of the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party, different incarnations of which have dominated Thai national elections since 2001.

Thailand will begin 2018 with two significant events on the horizon. The first is the coronation of King Vajiralongkorn, Rama X in the 236-year-old Chakri dynasty. The second is the elections for the lower house of the Thai parliament that the ruling National Council for peace and Order (NCPO) junta has ...
A new king will be crowned and the military government is planning to hold elections - signalling a return to democracy after a coup three years ago. In the first of our series looking ahead to some of the big stories of next year. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Udon Thani, northeast of Thailand, where ...
They'll be the first elections in the country since the military seized power in a coup in 2014. It suggests that the military finally feels confident enough in its grip on power to hold an election, with Thailand's biggest political party, the Pheu Thai party, "defanged," according to Joshua Kurlantzick of the ...
The Shinawatras fundamentally changed Thai politics with populist policies aimed at wooing the country's poor rural majority, but their time in power was also marred by allegations of corruption. Both Thaksin and Yingluck watched their governments topple in coups and both now live in exile to avoid court ...
General elections taking place in Italy, Germany and Thailand together with the US midterm elections will also have an impact on economic policies in these countries, said Mr Tak. Under this scenario ... The campaign is a collaboration between the government and the Thai bankers Association. Around 20 ...
One of the laws relates to the election of members of parliament, while the ... delivering Thailand government news and information to the Thai, ...
Heavyweights in the Chartthaipattana, Democrat and the Pheu Thai ... no idea what Pheu Thai's election campaign policies will be and if such ...
The possibility of Prayuth returning to power post-election comes ... the scheduled November 2018 elections, people may see the junta take ...
In the latest successful general election in 2011, Pheu Thai led with 265 of all 500 MPs, followed by the Democrat party (159) and Bhumjaithai ...
Bangkok -- Thailand's fifth cabinet reshuffle under the current ... the rural economy ahead of general elections planned for late 2018. ... Thaksin and his affiliated parties have won every election held in Thailand since 2001.
Thai leader stirs the pot again with new list of questions ... the military junta's intention to retain control beyond the next general election. ... The first cuts to the chase: Does Thailand need new political parties or new politicians, ...

He said local elections will happen within 45 days after the legislature ... the local elections have nothing to do with the anticipated general election. ... 05:53 | Thailand is to report new findings of looted Thai artefacts identified ...
I'm pleased to be here, to meet my Thai counterparts to build and ... This will be underpinned by discussions on Thailand's upcoming elections and ... meet Thai senior officials on topics including human rights, election plans, ...
It also gave signs that local elections at certain localities would be permitted in line with the roadmap for the general election tentatively set for ...
According to the charter, the election must be held within 150 days of the ... Chart Pattana Party tomorrow, and Pheu Thai Party next Tuesday.
As the high-stakes elections for a judge at the International Court Of Justice plays out in New York, Thailand's ambassador to India Chutintorn ...
Thailand had a reasonable system (no system is perfect) which was widely ... to award Party List seats to the losers of the Constituency seat elections. ... One for their choice in the Constituency election and one for their choice ...
If Thailand's past record is anything to go by, we will have elections in 2019 and the next coup ... If there is any such election in November 2018 it will be a manipulated event ... The Thai populace will just have to suck it up.
Thailand is on course for elections next year, injecting uncertainty into the outlook. While some analysts expect a growth boost, others are ...
Wissanu said locals elections were not necessarily linked to the national election, but if the junta decided to hold them, the ban on political ...
Tulsathit Taptim writes: "Prayut's rating on election day will determine the vote's outcome. ... What on earth is the point of elections in Thailand?
Prayut in the driver's seat as election countdown begins ... Will Pheu Thai forge a hitherto unimaginable alliance with the Democrats to keep ...
Thailand English-language News for November 15 ... provincial and local elections need to be completed before any election can take place. he ... 05:55 | The Election Commission has inspected the Chart Thai Pattana party's ...
The top election planners, side by side at government House: Deputy Prime ... staged a coup to topple the Pheu Thai Party-led administration in 2014 to end the ... Gen Prawit also failed to give any date for local elections, just telling reporters that they "will occur soon". ... IS fighters 'probably' in Thailand ...
Local elections will be allowed again soon, according to Deputy Prime ... but election of a new mayor is blocked by the ban on political activity.
Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling ... Top left to right; Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Singapore's Prime .... the most fundamental tenet of American democracy: free and fair elections.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next ... direct rule and called a snap regional election on 21 December.
Demonstrators rally in 2015 at democracy Monument on the ninth anniversary of the 2006 coup which removed former Prime Minister Thaksin ...
Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling ... Top left to right; Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Singapore's Prime .... the most fundamental tenet of American democracy: free and fair elections.
The first Thai to run for election in Queensland, Australia ... He recalled watching the Bangkok governor elections on television with his ...
WUTTIPONG Sangjitphun is the first Thai endorsed by the Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) to run in the state's upcoming election ...
... President Donald Trump, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, ... election during their conversations Saturday at a summit in Vietnam.
Top left to right; Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Singapore's ... Vladimir Putin again denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections.
For election observers, however, such absence could have great impact on ... director of the Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair elections in ... rights work in Thailand, including his two sisters and their spouses.
Thailand English-language News for November 10 (HD video) ... Minister Paryaut Chan-o-cha on the future of Thai politics are politically motivated, ... on forming a political party to contest the next Thailand general election.
So far in the 21st century, all we can see in Thai politics is polarisation and conflict, tension and turmoil, marked alternately by elections and coups from either ...
Ousted Pheu Thai party urges junta to lift politics ban ... Last month, junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to hold elections ... become a way to delay the election just like the many other excuses in the past. ... Even when elections are held, they will not restore the same level of democracy that Thailand had ...
The Pheu Thai Party on Wednesday urged the ruling junta to end a ban on ... the ban ahead of the November 2018 election the junta has promised. ... activity could provide a channel or excuse to delay elections again, ... said the ban would be retained because Thailand was not ready for political conflicts.
Thailand has seen several elections where the choice of the people has ... Prayut was told by a number of Thai business leaders that 4.0 was ...
BANGKOK -- A Pheu Thai politician said Thursday he will sue the ... Although junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha has pledged to organize an election by this time ... Last week, a top elections official warned that some political parties ... Chatuchak Bangkok, Thailand, 10900 contact@khaosodenglish.com.
Mr Suriyasai said the general election will be held according to legal ... of any new government and prevent Pheu Thai from rising to power.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's question on the National Council for peace and Order's right to support a political party reflects unfair ...
So far in the 21st century, all we can see in Thai politics is polarisation and conflict, tension and turmoil, marked alternately by elections and ...
The Pheu Thai party issued a statement calling on the National Council for ... retaining the political ban may be an excuse to defer the election.


 

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