Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday that any delay in the election as a result of a proposed amendment of the MP election bill to extend its enforcement by 90 days would only be “a month or so”.
Wissanu said he believed that the delay would not be as long as some people feared. As such, the election could still be held to schedule.
But if the election is to be delayed, the government should come up with an explanation that people can accept, he said.
The Deputy PM, who is also the government’s key legal expert, said the amendment bill still has a long way to go. It has to pass deliberation in the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) before proceeding to law reviews and other processes. This would take about one more month after the NLA’s endorsement of the bill.