Prawit denies poll date extension

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday (Nov 16, 2018) dismissed a rumor that the government is considering extending the date of the next general election, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported.

Mr Prawit also dismissed the speculation that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha might meet former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is now in Singapore.

“The election date has been set for February 24, 2019 and I see no reason why it would be changed,” said Mr Prawit.

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