BANGKOK, 20 May 2014 (NNT) - The government proposes a new general election on 3 August 2014 while the Election Commission (EC) says only the government and itself are not enough to set the election date.
Election Commission Somchai Srisuthiyakorn said the government had informed the EC that it allowed for the new general election being delayed if a force majeure event took place. The government suggested that the election should be organized on 3 August and confirmed acting premier Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisarn had power to authorize the election, Mr Somchai said.
The election commissioner stated that under the present circumstances the EC had to first discuss the new election date with national security units since they had a good understanding of the situation. He also predicted that the EC’s meeting on Wednesday would see some clarity on the election matter.
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