Abhisit eyes September dissolution

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Sirichoke warns reds of ‘action’ if rally goes on

The prime minister is expected to dissolve the parliament in the second half of September to pave the way for a general election, a close aide says.

Sirichoke Sopha yesterday told a news conference at the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) that the House could be dissolved between Sept 15 and 30.

That would fit in with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s plan to hold a new election on Nov 14 and meet the requirements of the constitution.

The charter requires that a fresh poll be held within 45 to 60 days of parliament being dissolved.

Mr Sirichoke’s remarks follow the statements by red shirt protest leaders on Tuesday that they would continue with their rally until the prime minister announced a firm date for a dissolution of the House.

If they decide to continue their rally, the government would have no choice but to take legal and other decisive action.

Bangkok Post


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