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Thai PM to submit royal decree for House dissolution Friday

05-06-2011 14:01 BJT

BANGKOK, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Friday that before leaving to attend ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, he would submit a royal decree to His Majesty the King to request for House dissolution to pave the way for a snap election within 45-60 days.

However, it could not be known when the decree would be approved as the endorsement rests on the King's decision.

"I believe by taking this step, there will be no legal complex later," said the premier.

The premier said he would hold a press conference on the House dissolution on Monday after returning from the summit.

Given health problem of the King who just underwent the surgery to drain excess spinal fluid, the prime minister early Friday consulted with the Royal Palace about the appropriate time to bring the decree to the King.

According to the Election Commission, should the House of Representatives be dissolved this week or early next week, the general election could still be held on June 26.

In a final step to prepare for the poll, the Constitution Court is scheduled on Monday to rule on whether the three organic laws on the revamped electoral system comply with the Constitution.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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