PM says any decision to postpone election up to legislative branch

The Prime Minister says that Thailand must adhere to the election roadmap, but added that any possible delays depend on the legislature.

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the government and the National Council for Peace and Order can’t influence the National Legislative Assembly in its decision to postpone the election, but added that holding an election must take national stability into consideration. He vowed that in the meantime, he will perform his duties to the best of his abilities to boost the administration’s credibility among the public.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan said today that elections will definitely be held next year in accordance with the constitution and that there is no need to provide clarification to the international community. He added that the political activities ban will be lifted, once peace and order are secured.