Thailand

Thanathorn stirs political hornets' nest

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit seized the feeling of the coming political issue when he angered the regime with a statement that his first task if he becomes national leader is to amend the 2017 constitution. (File photos)

It may be February, March or April. The exact date of the next election is yet to be confirmed but its main battle line seems to have been drawn: It will generally be a fight for or against military dictatorship.

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha promised earlier, yet again, that the general election should be held in February next year. His words were still ringing in the air when his deputy Wissanu Krea-ngam said late last week he could not tell whether the poll would be postponed to April as things are not yet certain.

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist, Bangkok Post.

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