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