BANGKOK, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday a general election will be held in November, 2018.

"We will have an election in November," the premier told reporters at Government House, adding that he will announce the exact date for the nationwide election by June, 2018.

Prayut's government, which came into power in May 2014, has announced election dates at least two times in the past but delayed both later, citing security issues and changes to constitution.

As for lifting the ban on political activities, Prayut said he is considering accordingly.