Thailand announces 2018 general election, many doubtful

2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Thailand. A new king will be crowned and the military government is planning to hold elections - signalling a return to democracy after a coup three years ago.

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    2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Thailand.

    A new king will be crowned and the military government is planning to hold elections - signalling a return to democracy after a coup three years ago.

    In the first of our series looking ahead to some of the big stories of next year.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Udon Thani, northeast of Thailand, where many are doubtful the vote will go ahead.


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