Thailand to hold election in November 2018, prime minister says

Thailand will hold a general election in November 2018, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, the most precise date he has given yet for the vote since taking power in a 2014 military coup.
Immediately after his 2014 putsch Prayuth promised to return power to civilians within 18 months. But that date has repeatedly slipped, and even after the vote critics say there will be limits on democracy.
“In November 2018 there will be an election. Is it clear?” the often gruff…