PM Promises Local Elections This Year, But No Money for Them Yet

16.06.2020 - 01:58

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday said local elections will be held within this year as planned, despite an earlier statement by his deputy that all the funds have been used on coronavirus relief efforts. Deputy PM Wissanu Wissanu Krea-ngam had suggested that voting for local administrators may be delayed since the government already spent the earmarked funds to assist those affected by the virus epidemic. But Prayut said he will work with relevant authorities to go ahead with the elections.

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