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Thai Coup Leader Vows Parliamentary Elections Next Year

Thailand's prime minister says a general election will be held in 2017, even if a proposed constitution is rejected by voters in a referendum later this year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, the former army chief who took power in a bloodless coup in 2014, made the pledge while speaking to reporters Tuesday in Bangkok. The junta had previously pledged to hold elections only if a new charter was approved in a public referendum. Thailand has been plagued by more than a decade...

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