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Thailand to Hold First General Election Since Coup in 2014

  • Election Commission sets March 24 as date for voting
  • Confirmation of poll puts spotlight on political risk
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Thailand will hold a general election on March 24 for the first time since a coup in May 2014.

The date was set by the Election Commission in Bangkok on Wednesday, a few hours after a royal decree was issued authorizing the poll. Voting will take place under a military-backed charter, ending one of the longest periods of rule by a junta in Thailand’s modern history.