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Thai king's coronation likely by end of this year

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Thai King Vajiralongkorn (Source: AFP/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) - The coronation of Thailand's new King Vajiralongkorn is likely to take place at the end of the year, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on April 21.

The king's coronation will take place after his father's cremation at the end of this year, the Deputy Prime Minister told reporters, without specifying a month.

According to local and international media, the cremation is scheduled for five days in late October.

The king's coronation is expected to signal the resumption of politics following a year-long mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej and general election should follow soon after, slated for late 2018.

Restrictions on political activities will remain in place until after the new king's coronation, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said.-VNA
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