Govt adheres to election roadmap


Bangkok – Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, says the government will continue to adhere to the election roadmap, amid calls for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to remain as a caretaker government in the run-up to an election.

Gen Prawit addressed demands by a political group that the existing administration become a caretaker government, saying the NCPO is unable to do so, as it must adhere to the election roadmap. He said the group is within its rights to continue lobbying its agenda, but asked that it observe the rule of law.

The deputy premier also denied rumors that a new political party had invited current Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to become party adviser.