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Thai king passes last bill that paves way for election by May

Prime minister can still delay vote until military's support base is solid

BANGKOK -- Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has endorsed the last two bills that were required for the country to hold a general election, which is now expected to take place between February and May next year.

This is the closest Thailand has come to holding an election since the current military regime came to power in 2014.

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