Chadchart assumes office as Bangkok’s new governor

New Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt went to the Election Commission (EC) office this morning (Wednesday) to receive his certification, officially declaring him to be the 17th governor of Bangkok, following…

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Publicity campaign launched urging Bangkok’s electorate to vote on May 22nd

With only two weeks to go before the Bangkok gubernatorial and councillor elections on Sunday May 22nd, the Election Commission is to launch a city-wide campaign tomorrow (Monday) to urge…

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Four candidates disqualified in Bangkok governor, city councillor elections

The Bangkok Election Commission has disqualified one Bangkok gubernatorial election candidate and three city councillor candidates after finding that their qualifications do not meet the legal requirements. Permanent Secretary of…

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Former Thai election commissioner urges litigation over alleged election watchdog incompetence

Former election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn has urged opposition Seri Ruam Thai party to sue Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) over alleged failure in the performance of its duty relating to vote-buying…

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Outspoken Thai MP Sira Jenjaka loses status in Constitution Court ruling

Outspoken Palang Pracharat MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka has lost his parliamentary status, after the Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that he was unqualified to contest the election in the…

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Thanathorn vows he will not be cowed by Thai Election Commission’s latest legal action

Former leader of Thailand’s now defunct Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has vowed to fight the Election Commission’s (EC) criminal charges against him, which described as just “pebbles in the…

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Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

A former election candidate, for the opposition Pheu Thai Party, has threatened to sue the Election Commission (EC) after the Supreme Court’s Division for Election Cases dismissed the EC’s petition…

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Srisuwan to ask EC to take legal action against Thanathorn et al

Political activist Srisuwan Janya said today that he will lodge a complaint on Monday asking the Election Commission (EC) to take legal action against former Future Forward party leader Thanathorn…

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Thanathorn files malfeasance charge against Election Commission

A malfeasance charge was filed today with the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases, by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, against the seven election commissioners in connection with their handling of the Future Forward…

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Why voting “no” has become an issue

The on-going probe by the Election Commission into a campaign by some of the politicians belonging to the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart Party for voters to “vote no” in the…

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Election Commission to ask Constitutional Court to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart party

The  pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party today suffers another major setback that might lead to its dissolution after the Election Commission rules that it has engaged in action that is…

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Election Commission may meet on Monday to discuss Thai Raksa Chart party’s controversial nominee for prime minister

The EC is expected to discuss the Thai Raksa Chart party’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana as its sole prime ministerial candidate, but the EC’s secretary-general, Jarungvith Phumma, declined to responElection…

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“She has compassion for the people” says Thai Raksa Chart of Princess Ubolratana

Thai Raksa Chart Party, which is known to have support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, dropped a political bombshell today when it formally nominated Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana,…

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Pre-university tests will have to be postponed, not election: Gen Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said today the upcoming general election scheduled for Feb 24 next year cannot not be postponed, but the national pre-university tests for students will…

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NLA endorses 5 new EC members

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) today voted to endorse five of the seven persons nominated to form a new Election Commission and rejected two nominees. Of the seven people nominated…

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