EC says Gen Prayut’s nomination as PM candidate is legal

The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that the Palang Pracharat party’s nomination of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as its prime ministerial candidate is legitimate.   An EC press release today said that the commission had considered a…

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Ex-TRC candidates to be probed for trying to “influence” voters

The Election Commission (EC) has ordered an investigation into the conduct of some former candidates of the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart party who have reportedly urged their supporters to vote…

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EC urged to allow international monitoring of election

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has been urged to speed up its approval of requests from international organizations to send observers to monitor the upcoming general election. Mr. Aekkapant Pinthavanich, director…

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EC conditionally allows PM Prayut to campaign with candidates

The pro-junta Palang Pracharat party has received a boost after the Election Commission gave its approval for the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join party candidates on the hustings. The…

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EC non-committal on PM Prayut joining debates

Thailand’s Election Commission has given mixed signals as to whether current Prime Minister and head of the NCPO, Prayut Chan-o-cha, can legally take part in debates with other prime ministerial…

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Election Commission rejects 2 PM and 107 party-list candidates

Thailand’s Election Commission announced today that 107 party-list and two prime ministerial candidates have been disqualified. Of the 2,917 party-list registered candidates from 77 political parties, 2,810 candidates as well…

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Pheu Thai demands dissolution of Palang Pracharat in response to Thai Raksa Chart’s possible disbandment

The Pheu Thai party has retaliated against the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party by demanding that the Election Commission dissolve that party as well, following action taken against the pro-Thaksin Thai…

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Election Commission decides to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart, Constitutional Court to have final say

The Election Commission has voted unanimously to ask the Constitutional Court to consider disbanding the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party.  A press release of the EC’s office said that the…

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Election Commission officially rejects Thai Raksa Chart’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana for PM

Thailand’s Election Commission has rejected the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana as its sole candidate for the post-election prime minister. The commission also considered the demand…

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Election Commission urged to reject Thai Raksa Chart’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana

The People’s Reform party, which openly supports Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s return as prime minister after the election,  has urged the Election Commission to reject the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party’s…

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Thailand to have election on March 24

The Election Commission has set Sunday, March 24 as the date for the long-awaited general election. The commission made the decision during an urgently-called meeting only hours after the Royal…

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3 ministers in hot water after Constitutional Court asked to rule on their qualifications

The Election Commission has faulted three cabinet members and former Prime Minister’s Office Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul for holding shares in companies granted business concessions by state agencies in violation…

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EC to look into Palang Pracharat’s controversial fund-raising 

The Election Commission has promised to look into the pro-junta Palang Pracharat’s much-celebrated fund raising on Wednesday night to determine whether donations by either individuals or organizations conform with the…

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EC welcomes international observers to monitor election

The Election Commission has made clear it does not object to having international observers monitor the forthcoming election on February 24. EC chairman Itthiporn Boonprakong said Wednesday that he had…

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Prayut says EC will decide whether to allow foreign observers to monitor election

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made clear today that the Election Commission will be the sole authority to decide whether or not to allow foreign observers to monitor the forthcoming election…

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EC sets limits on election spending for  and parties

The Election Commission has agreed to set a limit of individual election spending of candidates at two million baht each and 70 million baht for political parties. A well-informed source…

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Political parties join hands to demand EC to change controversial ballots

Seven political parties have demanded the Election Commission to change its poll ballot format to include the names and logos of political parties and to allow each party to use…

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EC warned new ballots could lead to possibility of election being nullified

As resentments among political parties and politicians grow against the new poll ballot design, a former election commissioner has warned the Election Commission that the forthcoming election could end up…

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PM Prayut irked by questions about alleged gerrymandering 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha lost his cool today when confronted by reporters who pestered him with questions about the Election Commission’s redrawing of constituency boundaries that has come under criticisms…

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Applications open today for senatorial posts

The Election Commission today starts accepting applications for senatorial posts from members of the public at its head office in Bangkok and at over 800 venues across the country. The…

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Junta slammed for alleged interference with EC’s constituencies re-mapping

Both the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties have come out to slam the National Council for Peace and Order for what they see as its interference in the work of…

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Government spokesman insists NCPO’s order will not delay election

The fresh order by the National Council for Peace and Order to give more time for the Election Commission to demarcate constituency boundaries will not delay the election tentatively scheduled…

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EC secretary general confident election to be held on Feb 24

The Election Commission is fully prepared to hold the upcoming election on February 24 next year and will be able to complete the registration of 12 remaining parties in time for…

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EC to consult Foreign Ministry on EU request to monitor February election 

The Election Commission will have to consult relevant agencies, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before it can decide whether or not to allow the European Union to send observers…

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Probe into Thaksin’s alleged influence over Pheu Thai underway

The Election Commission (EC) is investigating what is seen by many as attempts by ousted prime minster Thaksin Shinawatra to exert influence over Pheu Thai Party, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma…

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EC will probe Pheu Thai’s alleged influence over two parties

The Election Commission (EC) will investigate allegations that Pheu Tham Party and Pheu Chart Party are proxies of the former ruling Pheu Thai Party, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said. If…

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EC responsible for probing Thaksin’s alleged interference in Phue Thai: PM Prayut

Only the Election Commission can decide whether ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s influence on Pheu Thai Party is against the election law or not, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. He…

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Junta and Election Commission must address  issues of primary election and political restrictions 

The National Council for Peace and Order and the Election Commission must sit down together to resolve two crucial political issues – unlocking of political restrictions and primary election,  Mr…

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