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Thai junta proposes Feb. 24 as date of general election

Road map to the vote indicates ban on political activity will soon be lifted

Thailand's ruling military junta, led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, will become a caretaker government in late December ahead of the general election.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's ruling military junta proposed holding next year's general election on Feb. 24, during a meeting with political parties on Friday at which it also suggested that a ban on political activity would soon be lifted.

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