Bangkok protestors request no delay of general election hinh anh 1Hundreds of activists took part in a demonstration in the Thai capital to protest against the delay of the country's general election. (Source: AFP)

Bangkok (VNA) – Hundreds of Thai activists held a parade around the Victory Monument in Ratchathewi district of Bangkok on January 6 to protest the Thai Government’s proposal that the Election Commission delay the general election slated for February 24 due to worry that the activity coincides with the coronation ceremony of King Rama X.

Protestors carried signs which read "We Want Election" and "Election only on Feb 24, 2019", chanting "No delay!" in unison.

They paraded the surrounding streets of the monument, singing the national anthem before dissolving in the afternoon of the same day.

Leader of the protest Siriwith Seritiwat said that the parade is just a beginning, adding that another protest has been planned in Ratchaprasong crossroad on January 8 if their demand is not satisfied.

Police showed up at the site to maintain order and ensure smooth traffic.

On January 2, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the general election date will remain unchanged, rejecting rumours that the government will postpone the election till after the coronation ceremony of King Rama X.

As scheduled, 350 constituencies will be organized across the country to select 150 members of the parliament. The results are expected to be announced after two months.

Thai media said that the Palang Pracharath Party is working to ensure PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will stay at the position after the election.

Meanwhile, Democrat Party spokesperson Thana Chiravinij said that the party has defined candidates in 346 out of the 350 constituencies. The full list of the350 constituency candidates and the 150 candidates for the party list will be announced by January 14 after a royal decree on the election date has been issued.-VNA