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Junta promises elections in 2015

Thailand's military leader has promised a return to democracy with elections set to take place after October 2015.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha said in a speech that an interim constitution would be adopted next month. A temporary cabinet would then govern until elections next year.

The military seized power in May, saying it wanted to bring back stability after months of political unrest. Since then, Thailand has been run by a military junta called the National Council for Peace and Order. It insists it is a neutral player among the country's rival political factions.

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