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Thai junta promises election in 2015

Thailand's junta has said that general elections will only be held in 2015. Army commander General Prayuth Chan-ocha made that announcement in a television address on Friday.

BANGKOK: Thailand's junta has said that general elections will only be held in 2015. Army commander General Prayuth Chan-ocha made that announcement in a television address on Friday.

He said the army also plans to declare a provisional constitution in July, and draft a long-term constitution to take effect in July 2015.

Elections will only be held some three months after the adoption of the long-term constitution.

However, the temporary constitution will allow an interim government to begin taking care of the country in September.

Thailand has been ruled by the military since May 22, when it took control in a coup. 

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