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Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

BANGKOK: Thailand's junta chief said Tuesday the country would hold elections in November 2018, more than four years after the military seized power and imposed a blanket ban on politics. Prayut Chan-O-Cha had promised immediately after his May 2014 coup to return power to civilians within 18 months. That date has repeatedly slipped, and even after the vote analysts say there will be limits on democracy under the junta's new charter. "In November 2018 there will be an election. Is it clear?" the often gruff Prayut…