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Prayut assures UN diplomats of election by September next year

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told diplomats from the United Nations that the country will hold general election in September next year and assured them that the military junta and the government will not interfere with the election.
According to Khaosod, the diplomats from 12 countries in the UN were visiting Thailand as part of the Foreign Ministry’s effort to form a new diplomatic bloc that promotes Thailand’s standing in the international community, said government spokesman Maj Gen Weerachon Sukhonthapatipak yesterday.

They are from Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Kiribati, Hungary, Nauru, Vanuatu, and Cameroon.

The spokesman said the prime minister greeted the diplomats and told them about his intention to restore democracy in Thailand, following the coup in May last year.

The prime minister said Thailand is undergoing a period of national reforms, and will hold an election by September 2016, and also said he and the government will not interfere with the election, the spokesman said,

Gen Prayut also insisted on his determination that he does not want to hold on to power, and is not seeking personal gain.

“He is enduring all of this for his country. In the past, various conflicts prevented the country from moving forward, so it was necessary for him to step in and take care of the situation. And he insisted p Thailand is building a sustainable system of democracy,” Maj Gen Weerachon revealed.


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Full article here: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/prayut-assures-un-diplomats-of-election-by-september-next-year