Home > News > World
Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 3:10:02 PM
Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 3:10:51 PM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's caretaker government has confirmed a general election will be held as planned on February 2 after a meeting to discuss an Election Commission proposal to postpone it, a deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had invited political parties and anti-government protest groups led by Suthep Thaugsuban to discuss the date, although most appear to have stayed away from the meeting.
"We believe the election will bring the situation back to normal. We can see that the support of Mr. Suthep is declining. When he is doing something against the law, most people do not support that," Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana told reporters.
(Reporting by Andrew R.C. Marshall; Editing by Alan Raybould)
Mozambique's opposition leader released after being held by police in his home
China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea
Russian strike hits Syrian base of U.S.-trained rebels - monitor
Russia, Ukraine fail to reach deal on Kiev debt to Moscow, talks to continue
Russia turns to backwater navy for Syria missile strikes
China warns U.S. it will not allow violations of its waters
The coolest computers from Ceatec
Revving it up in Rawang
10 forgotten common courtesies
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)