Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Politics Countdown to Thai election starts as voting law takes effect Focus turns to whether Prayuth will make run for prime minister's office Thailand's long-awaited election will move forward this week as the new election laws take effect.
MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writer December 10, 2018 13:04 JST | Thailand
BANGKOK -- Thailand's election law governing its lower house of parliament is set to take effect on Tuesday, paving the way for a long-awaited election to be held, likely next February.
In what is expected to be a heated campaign, much attention will focus on the extent of power the military will hold following the vote.
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