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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand's long-awaited general election set for March 24

Parties can now launch campaigns but unclear when results will be announced

BANGKOK -- Thailand's oft-delayed general election campaign is officially on.

The Election Commission of Thailand announced Wednesday afternoon that a general election will be held March 24. This followed a royal decree issued earlier in the day authorizing the poll, marking a decisive step in the country's return to electoral politics.

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