Thai junta to hold general election in November 2018

Oct 10, 2017, 6:10 AM EDT
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
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Following repeated flip-flops in proposing an exact schedule for general elections, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha finally announced on Tuesday that the country will go to polls in November 2018.

The ruling junta, which introduced a new charter in April to purge Thailand of corrupt politicians and restore political stability, has already announced and revised the election dates twice after coming to power in a 2014 military coup, writes Reuters.

The junta regime has been under pressure from allies, including the E.U. and the U.S., to ease restrictions on civil liberties and hold election to reinstate democracy, notes Al Jazeera