Election likely to take place in December 2018

The general election will likely take place in mid-October next year at the earliest or December next year at the latest now that organic laws will take a full 240 days to complete.

Earlier, the four election-related organic bills are seen as the wildcard on how soon Thailand can restore democracy.

The 2017 constitution gives charter writers up to 240 days from April 6 this year, the date the charter was promulgated, to write 10 organic bills, four of which are required to be enacted before the general election can be held. The timeframe left some hoping they might be completed before the Dec 2, 2017 deadline.

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