Thailand to hold provincial administration organisation elections in December hinh anh 1Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks to reporters at Government House in Bangkok on October 6 (Photo:

Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai cabinet on October 6 approved the holding of provincial administration organisation (PAO) elections in December, as proposed by the Election Commission (EC).

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the EC proposal corresponded with government policy regarding local elections, which had been delayed for many reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that the actual election date and timeline for the procedures will be announced by the EC.

Local media quoted PM Prayut as saying that he wanted all local elections be just, transparent and free of fraud, so good people would get to run local administrations.

The PM also said other kinds of local elections will gradually follow, with allocations from the 2020 budget, referring to elections for tambon administration organisations, municipalities and special administrative areas such as metropolitan Bangkok and Pattaya city./.