Police will be deployed across Thailand on Sunday for an election seen as a crucial test of the country's fragile democracy, with opposition protesters threatening to lay siege to polling stations.
After four years in power, the military junta that initially promised a general election in 2015 but postponed it several times, is keeping Thais guessing as to when or whether they'll be able to elect a new government.
Around 400 protesters have rallied in the Thai capital to call on the government to restore democracy and hold elections. The junta still hasn't fulfilled its pledge to organize polls after seizing power four years ago.
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With the death of King Bhumibol, Thailand's fragile political truce could fast unravel. The military junta will no doubt seek a quick succession, but a possible revival of pro-democracy activism has unnerved the markets.
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