BANGKOK – The latest on the parliamentary elections in Thailand (all local elections):
The Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has made a statement as Thais since his coup in 2014 The Role of Leaders is to prevent "bad people" from gaining power and causing chaos.
Vajiralongkorn said he could not be a speech of his father, the former Thai king who died in 2016, after having ruled for seven decades, not all citizens turned into good people, so the leaders must be supported to make a peaceful one Nation to create.
He called on government officials, soldiers and officials to take care of national security.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief led the coup d'état of 2014, hopes to expand his position of power after developing a new political system that suppresses the influence of large non-military political parties may
T The first elections in Thailand since the overthrow of the military by a coup in 2014.
Prime Minister Prayuth Cha-cha, the chief of the army who led the coup, hopes to extend his reign after developing a new political system that suffocates the influence of large non-military political parties.
Around 51 million Thais are eligible to vote on Sunday. Leaders of civilian political parties demanded high voter turnout as the only way to derail Prayuth's plans.
The election is the latest chapter in a nearly two-decade struggle between conservative forces, including the military, and the political machine of Thaksin Shinawatra Tycoon, who overtook traditional Thai politics with a populist political revolution.