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Proposed general elections in Thailand- November 14 2010

Updated On: May 05, 2010

Thailand may hold general elections on November 14, prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, said in a televised address on 3rd May 2010. This plan includes an offer of new elections on Nov. 14, about a year before Abhisit's term would end, if the Red Shirts stop their protests.

The elections will be held on the proposed date if the Thai people support the prime ministers proposal, said Abhisit Vejjajiva.

A series of protests in Thailand started in March 2009 after the government offered 9 million low-paid Thai workers assistance worth $55 per head to stimulate the economy. Protestors called the aid "bribery," accused the Cabinet of coming to power illegally and demanded that Vejjajiva step down.

Veera Musikapong, a Red Shirt leader, said after meeting with colleagues Tuesday that they "unanimously welcomed the reconciliation process"

 

Thai protesters welcome PM's offer, want details [ Associated Press, 4 May 2010]
Protesters Consider Truce Offer in Thailand [ New York Times, 4 May 2010]







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