6 June 2024

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has dismissed lawsuits, filed against the Election Commission (EC), demanding the nullification of the commission’s revision of constituency boundaries for Bangkok, Sukhothai and Sakhon Nakhon provinces.

In the decision, which was read today (Friday), the court rules that the EC’s revisions are in compliance with Section 86 (5) of the Constitution and legitimate, pointing out that the populations of the constituencies, the boundaries of which were revised, are within 10% of the average constituency population of 162,766.

The lawsuits had been filed by Atavit Suwanpakdee, deputy leader of Chart Pattana Kla party, two of its election candidates for Sakhon Nakhon and a Democrat Party candidate for Sukhothai province.

The court’s decision clears the way for the EC to press ahead with the May 14th general election.