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Thailand parties preparing for first election since 2014 coup

The date was finally confirmed on Wednesday after several delays, allowing parties to declare candidates, and name their contenders for prime minister.

Political parties in Thailand have begun preparing for an election on March 24th – which will be the first democratic vote since a military coup five years ago.

The date was finally confirmed on Wednesday after several delays, allowing parties to declare candidates and name their contenders for prime minister.

 

Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.