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Somchai: New government by October

EC outlines plan for new general election

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A new general election would likely be held on July 20 or July 27 and a new government set up by October, according to election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn's own "Thailand election timeline" posted on Wednesday on his Facebook page. 

Mr Somchai, who is in charge of election management, wrote his election timeline as follows:

- April 22: The Election Commission would hold a meeting with 70 political parties to discuss when the new election should be held.

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