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Thai prime minister gives 'estimated' date for election as November 2018

Military government's dates for standing down have been postponed for three years

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said an overdue Thai general election could occur in November 2018.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha "estimated" on Tuesday that the month for a long-awaited general election will be November 2018 -- but voters must wait until June for the exact date. 

This is but the latest of many election timelines mentioned since Prayuth seized power in May 2014, and installed a military government with himself as prime minister. 

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