BANGKOK, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Thailand plans to hold a general election on May 14, the country's Election Commission announced on Tuesday, a day after the House of Representatives was dissolved.
Political parties must submit their prime ministerial nominees between April 4 and April 7, Election Commission Chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong told a news conference.
In a statement, the Election Commission also announced the application schedule for 500 House of Representatives candidates.
Under the two-ballot system, more than 52 million eligible voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives.
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua on Monday endorsed a decree to dissolve the House of Representatives which was formed after the 2019 general election, with a four-year term scheduled to end on March 23.