Thailand's Election Commission (EC) has called for the postponement of parliamentary polls slated for July 20.

The appeal came on May 15 after a gun and grenade attack at an anti-government protest site in Bangkok left at least three dead and 24 wounded.

Hours later, hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed a meeting between cabinet members and vote officials, forcing caretaker Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan and other ministers to flee.

The caretaker government said that a general election to form a new government is the only way to help Thailand escape from the current political crisis. However, anti-government protesters demanded the appointment of an unelected premier.

Election held in February was later annulled after demonstrators blocked voting in many areas, asking for the establishment of a People’s Council to adopt reforms before any poll is conducted.-VNA