Thailand: Protestors demanding election to be held no later than 10 Mar 19

  • Pro-democracy activists are demanding that a general election should take place no later than 10 Mar 19 to avoid a possible violation of the 150-day deadline and are threatening to step up the pressure by holding a rally at Democracy Monument on 19 Jan 19 unless a royal decree is published by 18 Jan 19.
  • There are divided opinions over the details of the 150-day timeframe on whether it entails the endorsement of the election results, with several parties agreeing that it should include the announcement of the poll outcome.
  • Pro-democratic advocates defended protestors, criticising the army regime officials for accusing campaigners against the delay as “troublemakers” and urged the government to resolve the issue.

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