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Demonstrators in Thai Capital Demand No Election Delay

Demonstrators in Thai Capital Demand No Election Delay

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 09:38 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — About 200 protesters have staged a rare demonstration in military-ruled Thailand, demanding that there be no further delays in holding elections, which were expected next month but have been put in doubt.

The polls had seemed set for Feb. 24, but that date may slip, apparently because of the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4. Critics of the military government, including Tuesday's demonstrators, wonder if it is using the recently announced coronation date as an excuse to push back the elections.

A key announcement expected last week that would have confirmed the polling day did not happen, sowing widespread confusion and doubts that the government and the election commission have so far failed to clear up.

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