Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reiterated on Monday that the government will hold an election in June or early July, as promised.
Chairing a meeting of the Youth Volunteers Network for the Election this morning, Mr Abhisit said Thailand is a country under a democratic system in which His Majesty the King is the head of state, and that the general election is the key of this system.
“The general election is important because it empowers people to choose their representatives to run the country and to double check the government. Allowing juveniles to work as volunteers for the election will open a chance for them to participate in the democracy development mechanism,” he said.
Mr Abhisit said after the announcement of a House dissolution, the general election would take place in late June or early July, about two months from now.
“Therefore, I call on all parties to move forward to the election. The coming election is crucial as it is not only a mechanism to choose the country’s administrators, but it is also for setting the country’s security. Thus, cooperation from all parties is needed, to ensure a fair and clean election,” said the prime minister.
The meeting was organised by the Social Development and Human Security Ministry.