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07 March 2011 :: 11:03:01 am 51099

PM: Some Elements Don’t Want General Election to Be Held

BANGKOK, March 6 -- Faced by several problems ranging from political conflicts to rising inflation in Thailand, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday that some ill-intentioned elements do not want a general election to be held in the country, which he wants organised later this year.
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Mr Abhisit told journalists after delivering a speech at Bangkok’s Thammasat University to celebrate International Women’s Day which falls this Tuesday that some groups of people had tried to create chaos so that an election cannot be held, but he believed that the country must move forward and the election must be organised in order to let the people to decide the fate of the country.

His comments were made after an unidentified woman displayed three placards condemning him while he delivered the speech at the university.

Mr Abhisit said he understood that many people have tried to “write new history by twisting facts” and it is his duty to clarify it in the parliament.

Mr Abhisit said he would attempt to meet with Election Commission officials this week and ask them whether the agency is ready to organise an election after a constitutional amendment on the electoral system was made and whether the election could be held within the first half of this year.

The constitutional amendment on the electoral system sailed through the third or final reading of Parliament members on February 11.

When asked if partners in his coalition government want him to dissolve the House in October and the election held after that, Mr Abhisit replied tersely: “It’s too late.”

Credit by: MCOT online news

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