Thai PM scraps offer to hold election on Nov. 14

14:34, May 13, 2010      

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Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday that he has withdrawn the Nov. 14 election proposal after the "red-shirts" protesters refused to end rally.

However, the five-point reconciliation plan will be proceed, the prime minister said on the sidelines of a seminar on community development.

Abhisit also vowed to return the situation back to normalcy before the beginning of new school term next Monday.

Abhisit proposed his reconciliation roadmap and offered the Nov. 14 poll date on May 3. He later announced house dissolution date between Sept. 15 to 30.

The United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as the "red-shirts" movement accepted the house dissolution and poll date but refused to end the two-month-long rally unless Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thuangsuban surrenders to police.

Source: Xinhua

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