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Thailand Elections

Thailand to hold general election on March 24

The announcement came hours after the military junta that governs Thailand issued a decree asking the Electoral Commission to set a date for the polls.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Thai junta says elections likely in June 2017

Thailand`s junta Wednesday said elections are unlikely to take place before June 2017 in the latest delay to the restoration of democracy since the military seized power last year.

Sep 16, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy

Thailand`s junta delayed a general election by at least six months on Tuesday, hours after former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from travelling overseas, raising questions about a promised return to democracy.

May 19, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

US`s Hagel urges Thai junta to release detainees, call elections

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday urged Thailand`s coup leaders to release detainees and call for elections immediately.

May 31, 2014, 08:54 AM IST

Thai military junta says "right conditions" needed before polls

Thailand`s military rulers held out little hope for early elections on Thursday, a week after the army seized power, saying conditions had to be right and divisions healed before there could be a return to civilian rule.

May 29, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Thai military junta says "right conditions" needed before polls

Thailand`s military rulers held out little hope for early elections on Thursday, a week after the army seized power, saying conditions had to be right and divisions healed before there could be a return to civilian rule.

May 29, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Thais to ponder election under martial law as way out of crisis

Thailand`s Election Commission was due to consider on Wednesday the caretaker government`s proposal for an August 3 election, as doubts grew that polls could be held smoothly despite the imposition of martial law to calm street violence.

May 21, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

Thailand`s Election Commission urges delay to July election

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.

May 15, 2014, 10:51 AM IST

Thailand senate elections set for March 30

Thailand`s caretaker government Tuesday approved a draft royal decree that sets the election of senators March 30, deputy spokeswoman said.

Feb 11, 2014, 18:27 PM IST

Thai vote official says new general election may be needed

A member of Thailand`s Election Commission said it may prove impossible to complete this month`s disrupted election and the whole vote may need to be re-run, implying many months more under a caretaker government with limited powers.

Feb 11, 2014, 14:31 PM IST

Thailand protesters launch `Bangkok shutdown` to topple govt

Ratcheting up their campaign against the PM, the protesters donning T-shirts with “Shutdown” inscribed on them, thronged the major intersections in the country.

Jan 13, 2014, 09:23 AM IST

Thai police clash with protesters at poll venue

Thai police fired tear gas Thursday as violent clashes broke out with opposition protesters who stormed a sports stadium in the capital to try to prevent political parties registering for elections.

Dec 26, 2013, 12:54 PM IST

Thailand Election Commission says it could postpone elections

Thailand`s Election Commission (EC) today said it could postpone the February 2 snap elections if the political parties agree, even as the opposition Democrat Party is still undecided on whether to field candidates for the polls.

Dec 18, 2013, 17:12 PM IST

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra in emotional plea to protesters, refuses to quit

Urging the protesters to cool down and be fair to her, Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday said that she won`t resign until a fresh government was chosen after February`s snap elections.

Dec 10, 2013, 12:22 PM IST

Yingluck waiting for EC statement on final tally

Yingluck Shinawatra said her party has not yet initiated talks on new Cabinet portfolios and is awaiting the EC`s statement on the final tally.

Jul 05, 2011, 17:23 PM IST