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Thailand`s Election Commission urges delay to July election

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:51

Thailand`s Election Commission on Thursday called for the postponement of key parliamentary polls due to be held on July 20 because of political unrest shaking the kingdom.

Thai opposition leader wants election delayed to allow reforms

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 11:40

Thai opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday urged that a general election planned for July be delayed by up to six months to allow time for reforms aimed at ending a protracted political crisis that threatens to explode.

Thai opposition leader meets military head as crisis deepens

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 13:10

Thai opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva met the head of the armed forces on Monday to discuss ways to avert a potential showdown between political groups.

Thai opposition meet ahead of key election decision

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:04

Thailand`s opposition party met to select new leaders Tuesday ahead of a key decision over a possible boycott of snap polls called by the government to mollify massive street protests.

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crackdown

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 13:07

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.

Thailand’s Parliament passes controversial political amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:50

Thailand`s lower house of Parliament passed a controversial political amnesty bill that opponents fear would allow ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, prompting warnings of fresh mass protests.

Former Thai PM charged with murder

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 18:39

The charge against Abhisit, who was prime minister at the time, relates to the fatal shooting of taxi driver Phan Kamkong.

Outgoing Thai PM re-elected opposition leader

Last Updated: Saturday, August 06, 2011, 11:34

Abhisit Vejjajiva was re-elected as leader of Democrat Party despite defeat in July`s election.

‘Thailand needs time to study ICJ order on border’

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 15:55

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thailand can not immediately comply with the International Court of Justice`s measures to end the disputed border conflict.

Thai PM steps down as party leader

Last Updated: Monday, July 04, 2011, 10:59

Abhisit Vejjajiva`s Democrats would hold a general meeting within 90 days to choose a successor.

Thai PM to submit dissolution decree

Last Updated: Friday, May 06, 2011, 15:27

Thailand`s PM said he would ask the king to dissolve parliament for the country`s first general election.

Thai PM eyes election in first half of 2011

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 16:42

Thailand will hold a general election in the first half of this year if there is no fresh political violence, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.