Thailand sets May 7, 2023 as the tentative date of next general election  

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has tentatively designated May 7th next year as the date for the next general election, if the House of Representatives is not dissolved by the prime…

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Pheu Thai is angry

Pheu Thai to seek charter court ruling on party-list seat calculation method

The opposition Pheu Thai party announced today (Thursday) that it will seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court over parliament’s resolution Wednesday night, opting for a change in the method…

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Why candidate numbering could have a big impact on Thailand’s next general election

Lawmakers amended the Constitution last year to restore the two-ballot system for the next general election — one ballot to vote for constituency MPs and the other to vote for political parties….

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Parties target Bangkok poll as bellwether for approaching general election

More than five years since its governor was appointed after a coup, Bangkok is now looking forward to its first gubernatorial election in almost nine years. Although no date has…

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A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Narathiwat on March 24, 2019 during Thailand’s last general election. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

COVID-19 to determine election timing, and perhaps winners

Humans make rules, dissolve parliaments, woo voters, mark ballots, and set up administrations, but the new normal of politics stipulates that they aren’t the ones actually in control. Those activities…

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Signals point to an early election in Thailand

When Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered his Cabinet last week to speed up implementation of public projects as the government only had one year left in office, many saw it…

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Kanye West files to run for president on Kentucky ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rapper and music producer Kanye West has filed to run for U.S. president on Kentucky’s ballot this fall. A tweet from Kentucky Secretary of State Michael…

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BURLINGTON, VT – MARCH 11: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a campaign update at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that…

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Young politicians making their election debut during an election debate organized by Thai PBS on Friday night.

Political new-comers want to see change

The March-24 general election sees not only a huge number of first-time voters but also a large number of young politicians making their political debut. Representatives of five political parties,…

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