Gatherings at two Thai parties, with ban relaxed

Thai pro-democracy protesters at a rally in Bangkok, on May 22, 2018.
Thai pro-democracy protesters at a rally in Bangkok, on May 22, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Puea Thai, Democrats assemble members for first time in four years in election run-up

Thailand's two largest parties gathered their members for the first time in four years yesterday as the ruling junta gradually relaxed its politics ban in the run-up to elections expected next year.

The Puea Thai Party - which was ousted from government by a military coup in 2014 - called on politicians to reach out to their constituents.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Gatherings at two Thai parties, with ban relaxed'. Print Edition | Subscribe