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Thai Interior Ministry ready for new general election
www.chinaview.cn 2006-05-09 13:26:24

Special reports: Crisis in Thailand
                          Snap general election in Thailand
                          Thai deputy PM appointed caretaker PM

Related: Thai Constitution Court nullifies April 2 polls

    BANGKOK, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The Interior Ministry of Thailand is ready for arrangements to support a new general election, according to caretaker Interior Minister Kongsak Wanthana.

    Thailand's Constitutional Court Monday ruled that the April 2 snap election and its by-elections in late April were against the constitution and ordered a new poll.

    He said he, therefore, believed that the new general election would go on smoothly.

    After the Constitutional Court's verdict, both the ruling Thai Rak Thai Party and the former three main opposition parties, including the Democrat, the Chart Thai and the Mahachon Parties, as well as all other minor parties, have agreed to run in the new poll.

    The date of the new general election is expected to be announced soon.

    Meanwhile, caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has yet revealed whether he will run in the next general election as a party-list candidate.

    An anti-Thaksin coalition, led by the People's Alliance for Democracy, has vowed, however, to stage another mass rally if Mr. Thaksin fails to honor his earlier pledge that he would not accept the premiership in the next government. Enditem

Editor: Liu Dan
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