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Thailand to go to the polls on Feb 24 as govt lifts ban on political activities

Since taking power through a 2014 military coup, the Thai army has outlawed political activities. This position has now been reversed, however, and elections are being prepared for February 24, 2019 as the military junta coordinates a limited return to citizen participation. Regardless of the outcome of the election, the military will retain significant political prerogatives and power, maintaining oversight over the other two political actors: popular movements and the monarchy.  

Source: Thailand to go to the polls on Feb 24 as govt lifts ban on political activities , SE Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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