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16 Dec 2018 | 11:59 PM UTC

Thailand: General elections scheduled for February 24 /update 1

Thailand News Alert

Thailand electoral commission announces general elections to be held on February 24, 2019; political rally and campaign ban lifted

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 2/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Thailand

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On Tuesday, December 11, Thailand's electoral commission announced plans for general elections to be held on February 24, 2019. The announcement came as the Thai military government announced it was lifting a ban on political activity that has been in place since a coup in 2014. Political rallies and campaign activity are possible in Bangkok and around the country, along with a heightened security presence during any events, in the coming months.


Thailand imposed a ban on political activity following a 2014 coup when the military overthrew the civilian government. A ban on organizing political parties was lifted in September 2018.


Individuals in Thailand are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any public demonstrations as a precaution, refrain from discussing political topics in public, and anticipate a heightened security presence around any campaign activities.


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