Thai Elections

epa04253169 Thai army chief and junta head General Prayuth Chan-ocha smile as he leaves after the meeting of the 2015 national budget at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 June 2014. Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power with a coup d'etat on 22 May 2014 and placed the country under martial law. He said an interim government is expected to be formed within the next three months after he seized power on 22 May, saying the coup was necessary to restore order after more than six months of street protests resulting in terrorist attacks and a political gridlock. He vowed to appoint a prime minister once peace is restored, to enact political reforms and hold elections within about 15 months. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Thais went to the polls on March 24. Here are the latest updates with the military asserting its power over the legislative system. Published by Voice of America and written by Luke Hunt

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