Most poll respondents oppose ministers and junta members joining the Senate

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A majority of the respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll disagree with cabinet ministers and members of the military junta resigning their current positions to assume new roles in the Senate.

The survey, by Suan Dusit University, also shows that 76.24% of the respondents oppose the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to announce the official election results in 349 constituencies instead of all 350.

The Suan Dusit Poll gauged the opinions of 1,187 people nationwide between May 7th and 11th regarding the EC’s endorsement of 149 party-list MPs and 349 constituency MPs, as well as the resignation of 15 cabinet ministers and others ahead of the announcement of the full list of 250 senators.

The poll shows 83.15% oppose the resignations, in order to clear the way to become senators, because they don’t want the ministers to be used to prop up the stability of a Palang Pracharat-led coalition government.

85% of the respondents also disagree with junta members joining the Senate for the same reason.

75.4% of those surveyed disagree with the EC’s endorsement of 149 out of 150 party-list MPs on the grounds that the EC’s allocation formula is being challenged by many people and parties.


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