Election to be held after coronation, Finance Minister tells fund managers
Foreign fund managers posed several questions to Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong after he gave his keynote speech at the CLSA ASEAN Forum 2017 on March 9. One member of the audience asked Apisak when the general election would take place, adding that investors really wanted to know. Apisak assured the audience that the election would be held next year after the Royal cremation of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn later this year. Political instability caused by prolonged political protests and the current military rule have deterred new investors who are not familiar with Thai politics from investing in the Kingdom.