Thailand

Parliament will be dissolved first week of May


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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has announced that parliament will be dissolved in the first week of May.  The constitution requires that an election is held between 45 and 60 days after dissolution which suggests a mid to late June election as most likely.

In a recent ABAC poll 50% of respondents said that they were undecided, 17% supported the governing Democrat Party, 16% supported Pheu Thai Party and 7% supported others.

In another opinion poll most people expected vote buying to be commonplace and most (63.9%) expected the poll to be ‘fierce’.

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