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Thai Military Rules Out Coup After Vote as Campaigning Ends

  • Army chief whose term ends this year assures no coup under him
  • Politicians make final push for votes as campaigning ends
Narongpan Jittkaewtae 
Narongpan Jittkaewtae Photographer: Sakchai Lalit/AP Photos
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Thailand’s army chief said there was “zero chance” of the Southeast Asian nation returning to a military rule in the event of post-election turmoil as politicians were set to make a final push to woo voters ahead of the election on Sunday.

Narongpan Jittkaewtae, whose term as head of the Royal Thai Army ends in five months, guaranteed that there will be no coup under his watch and that the military will remain neutral.