Protesters in Thailand call for an early election

By On January 27, 2018

Protesters in Thailand call for an early election

Protesters in Thailand call for an early election Protesters in Thailand call for an early election

Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have gathered in central Bangkok to protest a possible delay in the country's return to civilian rule.

The Southeast Asian country has been under the provisional rule of a military-led government since a coup in 2014. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had said a general election would be held in November this year to facilitate a path to democracy.

However, the military-controlled national assembly approved a plan on Thursday to delay the start of a new election law, raising the likelihood that the election will be postponed.

At the rally on Saturday, students took turns ad dressing the crowd. They demanded that the general election be held as scheduled. The participants then chanted such slogans as "No to military rule."

A 35-year-old woman said the military has been in power for too long and she wants to see the restoration of a democratic government.

Political parties and local media are also criticizing the military for trying to delay the handover of power.

Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand

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