Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has indicated the House of Representatives could be dissolved within the first months of 2011, paving the way for an April poll and another crack at democracy. Speaking almost like a true democrat, he says this will happen if peace prevails, the economy improves and election rules are accepted by all parties involved. An election must be called by the end of 2011.

– Extracted from Luke Hunt, “Thailand, Malaysia Eye Early Poll“, The Diplomat, 15 December 2010. My earlier thinking around this topic, and a lengthy debate about the timing of any future election in Thailand, is available here.