PM says too early to decide election date

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PM says too early to decide election date
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is still uncertain about the election date, saying the five rivers of reform have yet to decide when a general election will be held.

In regard to Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn’s comment that the election would be staged on December 10th, next year, PM Prayut said Mr. Somchai was only expressing his personal opinion, adding it was not a resolution of the five rivers.

The five rivers of reform consist of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the cabinet, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA), and the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC).

Gen Prayut added that it is still impossible to fix a date because organic laws have yet to be drafted.

In reference to a non-MP prime minister, Gen Prayut said the matter should not be discussed at the moment, expressing the view that every process must be in compliance with the rule of law.