Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday said she is ready to dissolve the House and organises a national election within 60 days as stipulated by the laws and under fair rules if that is what the majority of people wanted.
In a special televised programme, She insisted that the protesters’ demand for setting up of People’s Council and royally-granted prime minister were not allowed by the Constitution and still debated among academicians.
“However if the protesters and the big political party do not agree to the offers or not accept the result of the election, the political crisis would certainly be prolonged. This could be compared to the political situation in 2006 when a political party boycotted a national election which resulted in a political vacuum and eventually a coup d’etat,” she said.
She apparently refers to Democrat Party that boycotted the national election in that year.
She was speaking a day before a massive rally led by former Democrat Party MP Suthep Thaugsuban, against her government, is held in Bangkok.
The government proposed a setting up of a forum to discuss about the protesters’ demands, Yingluck said.
“However if the conflicts could not be settled, I propose that public referendum be set up to allow all people to decide. All political parties and protesters would accept the results of the public referendum so that all conflicts are solved.