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Thailand to hold general election on May 14

21 Mar 2023, 21:49 GMT+10

BANGKOK, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Thailand plans to hold a general election on May 14, the country's Election Commission announced on Tuesday, a day after the House of Representatives was dissolved.

Political parties must submit their prime ministerial nominees between April 4 and April 7, Election Commission Chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong told a news conference.

In a statement, the Election Commission also announced the application schedule for 500 House of Representatives candidates.

Under the two-ballot system, more than 52 million eligible voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives.

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua on Monday endorsed a decree to dissolve the House of Representatives which was formed after the 2019 general election, with a four-year term scheduled to end on March 23.

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