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Turbulent Thailand

5 things to know about Thailand's long-awaited election

Provisional Feb 24 voting day in doubt with coronation set in May

BANGKOK -- Thailand's long-awaited general election has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with the expected confirmation of polling day failing to materialize. The junta and the election authority had set Feb. 24 as a provisional date late last year. 

But on New Year's Day, the Bureau of the Royal Household confirmed that the coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun would be held from May 4 to May 6. The junta government has raised concerns that the timing of the vote risks upsetting preparations for the ceremony, as the official results would be announced in late April.

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