File photo : Wissanu Krea-ngam
File photo : Wissanu Krea-ngam

Urgent : Wissanu, EC to discuss election delay 

politics January 03, 2019 15:12

By The Nation

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday met the Election Commission to discuss the possibility of delaying the general election from February 24 so that it would not affect the coronation ceremony set for early May.



He said he would explain to the EC the procedures and preparations concerning the coronation ceremony.

"About half a month before the coronation set for May 4-6, there would be a process to prepare for the ceremony. After the ceremony, some activities would be held about half a month after that," Wissanu told reporters before the meeting.

He would explain the situation to the EC and discuss a possible delay, the deputy prime minister added. 

"In case the election is delayed from February, the new date will be issued according to the Constitution, meaning not later than May 9," he said.

The EC would set the new date if it agreed to the postponement, Wissanu said.