Hanoi (VNA) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told the media on February 27 that a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place no later than February 2019.

The Thai junta has postponed elections several times since it came to power following a coup in 2014.

The latest date was set for November 2018 but last month, the military-appointed legislature changed the election law, signaling a further delay.

On February 22, the National Legislative Assembly voted down all candidates for the new Election Commission (EC), a move that will force the search process to start anew.

The search for new EC members must complete within 90 days.-VNA