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Thai Coup Leader Says No Timeline for Return to Elections

Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha said a night-time curfew will remain in force and his junta will enact political reforms, without detailing any changes or providing a timeline for when new elections may be held.

Prayuth made the announcement in a speech in Bangkok today, shortly after he was officially endorsed as the nation’s leader by royal command. He said he would focus on solving the nation’s problems, starting with making overdue payments to rice farmers under the previous government’s subsidy program.