Thailand’s interim government will be formed before the 2015 fiscal year, which starts in October 2014, while the general election would be held in 15 months’ time, said General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order, on May 30.

The military does not want power, but it needed to seize power as the political impasse had prevented the country from moving forward, Prayuth said in his first televised address after the coup on May 22.

He presented a road map and timeframe for the country’s reform before the general election. He also called on all parties in Thailand to cooperate, end demonstrations and embrace dialogue to settle differences and seek a way out of the domestic political crisis.-VNA