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Surapong urges new poll be held this month

EC faces complaints on Senate candidates

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A key government figure on Monday urged the Election Commission (EC) to organise a new general election this month, while a key Democrat suggested polls be delayed for up to half a year to discuss national reform. 

Surapong Tovichakchaikul, caretaker deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said the Sunday Senate poll proceeded smoothly and the EC should set the election date within this month and announce it before the Songkran festival.

He said other countries had started pressuring Thailand to hold the general election and the European Union in particular had urged the country to organise the poll without further delay.

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