BANGKOK, Oct 15 – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who heads the military last May, said the planned elections in 2015 depending on whether the comprehensive reform at the national level can be completed within a year. The statement added that the former army chief of speculation that the general election promised by the end of 2015 will be extended, thereby delaying the return of democracy to Thailand following the coup last May.
Prayuth made the remarks to reporters before boarding a plane in Bangkok to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan. “I have already prepared a plan of action. Elections must be held by the new constitution, and 11 areas of reform.