Thai election date has not been announced in Thai media: fear will be postponed

 The Thai military government announced that it will hold a general election in February, but the royal family has not signed an order. Thai media analysis, I am afraid that it will not be held as scheduled on February 24. Deputy Prime Minister Wesano said that the election committee will announce the date this month and hold elections before March.

After the Thai military government launched a coup in 2014, it continued to postpone the election date. In December last year, it finally announced the lifting of the ban on more than five people’s assembly and political activities, allowing political parties to hold political gatherings or demonstrations, and confirmed that it will be held on February 24 this year. Hold a general election.

However, King Maha Vajiralongkorn did not sign an order allowing the Election Committee to announce the election date. The election was held as scheduled and received much attention.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wissano Krea-ngam said recently that the Thai King’s coronation ceremony will be held from May 4th to 6th. In order to avoid overlap between the election work and the coronation, he suggested that the election be postponed.

The Bangkok Post (Bangkok Psot) quoted the anonymous Election Commission as saying that the election committee needs a 45-day preparation period. If the election is to be held on February 24, January 10 is the last day of the royal family’s order, but Yesterday the royal family did not announce, so the election is bound to be postponed.

The Bangkok Post analyzed that since the elections were held on Sunday, the next possible dates were March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Regarding whether the election is postponed, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said on the 8th that he did not know when the royal family would sign the order and it would happen when he happened. He never said that the election would be postponed. Or will not delay.

The Nation reported that after the royal family signed the order, the election committee would announce the election date within five days. Deputy Prime Minister Wesano said yesterday that the election committee will announce the election date this month and hold elections before March, but he does not know when the royal family will sign the order.

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