Thailand to hold fresh general election in July

Thailand\’s government and election authorities agreed Wednesday to hold a new general election on July 20 in an attempt to end the country\’s political stalemate.
Yingluck Shinawatra called the snap election in February amid major anti-government protests in Bangkok. Her ruling party was expected to win, but the opposition boycotted the polls.
It is unclear whether the country\’s opposition, which is involved in a prolonged standoff with  Yingluck, will participate in the general election.
Yingluck\’s opponents accuse her of being corrupt and say her government is controlled by her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra.
Thaksin, an ex-prime minister, was ousted in a military coup and fled the country to escape corruption charges he says were politically motivated.
Source: Agencies
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