Thai government decides elections to be held July 20



BANGKOK–Thailand’s government and election authorities agreed Wednesday to hold a new general election on July 20 in an attempt to end the country’s political stalemate.

The state Election Commission announced the date after meeting with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other members of her Cabinet. The commission will meet May 6 to draft an election decree for the government to submit to King Bhumibol Adulyadej for his pro-forma endorsement.