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  • 2,810 MP candidates line up for March 24 election

    2,810 MP candidates line up for March 24 election

    107 candidates, for positions as Members of Parliament, and two prime ministerial candidates have been disqualified from running in the March Thai general election.

  • Voters like Prayut as PM but prefer Pheu Thai as the party they will vote for

    Voters like Prayut as PM but prefer Pheu Thai as the party they will vote for

    With the election campaign now digging into its first week on the hustings, the polls are starting to indicate where the early poll sentiments are leaning. Thai PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is the favourite for the prime minster’s position following the election, but Pheu Thai is the party people want to see lead the formation of the new government, according to an opinion survey. Pheu Thai has won the majority of votes in every election contested since 2001

  • NLA poised to pass 100 laws before the next election

    NLA poised to pass 100 laws before the next election

    The NLA, the ‘upper house’ where Thai laws are debated and passed, is set to pass no fewer than 100 laws before leaving office when the new government is elected. The statement was made by the president of the National Legislative Assembly, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai

  • “March 24, most appropriate date for election” – Election Commission

    “March 24, most appropriate date for election” – Election Commission

    PHOTO: Election Commissioner Ittiporn Boonpracong The Election Commission finally announced a date for the long-awaited election. The poll will be held on March 24, but the EC did not indicate if the official results will be declared before May 9.

  • Here we go – Royal decree issued for Thai general election

    Here we go – Royal decree issued for Thai general election

    The final hurdle to holding an election this year was cleared this morning by royal decree that sets in motion the countdown to the long-awaited poll.

  • Pick a date, any date – Thai election

    Pick a date, any date – Thai election

    February 24, then March 10, then ‘sometime before May 7’, now March 24.

  • Election 2019: Put it in your calendar – March 10

    Election 2019: Put it in your calendar – March 10

    PHOTO: Protesters in Bangkok demanding the Thai Government announce election dates Bets are on for a March 10 election date as the Prime Minister has, for the first time, admitted that the election can no longer be held on February 24. But nothing official has yet been announced. Under the constitution, the general election must be completed within 150 days of the organic law governing the election of MPs taking effect on Dec 11, or by May 9.

  • Election Commission throws onus for election date back on Government

    Election Commission throws onus for election date back on Government

    The Election Commission is throwing the ball back into government’s court, saying it can only set an election date after the government formally issues the Royal Decree announcing an election date. Over the past year the date of February has firmed, been confirmed by numerous Government officials, including the PM and his Deputies

  • Junta supporters, Palang Pracharat party, raises 650 million baht at banquet

    Junta supporters, Palang Pracharat party, raises 650 million baht at banquet

    The pro-military Palang Pracharat party had the first of their big fund-raisers last night and raised an estimated 650 million baht – 50 million baht more than their initial projection. The banquet was held last night at the Impact Muang Thong Thanee convention hall. Almost 2,000 guests, mostly business people and politicians from different parties, attended the event to fill the 200 tables

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    Royal Decree for February 24 election has been sent to HM the King

    PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam – The Nation The Royal Decree on the election of members to the parliament has already been submitted to His Majesty the King for his Royal approval, according to the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam.