The uncertainty over the election date prompted small demonstrations in Bangkok this month. Photo: EPA

Thailand sets March 24 as date of first election since Shinawatra coup

  • Long-delayed poll will be held on March 24, says Election Commission
  • Ruling military junta asks Thais to maintain ‘orderliness, civility, and unity’
  • Election was recently set back to avoid clashing with coronation ceremony for King Vajiralongkorn
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The uncertainty over the election date prompted small demonstrations in Bangkok this month. Photo: EPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.