Artikel tagged “election”

  • US Embassy responds to Don’s rebuke over Thanathorn case

    US Embassy responds to Don’s rebuke over Thanathorn case

    PHOTO: The Nation The Thai Foreign Minister yesterday formerly summoned foreign diplomats yesterday afternoon, one by one, in a diplomatic dressing down about their appearance at a police station last Saturday morning.

  • Recounts and new elections ordered in eight polling stations

    Recounts and new elections ordered in eight polling stations

    PHOTOS: The Nation The Election Commission has decided that two polling stations should recount their ballots while six others should re-hold the election due to discrepancies in the number of ballots in those booths. The two polling stations that have been ordered to re-count the ballots were in Nam Pong District in Khon Kaen province. The poll results they provided did not match the number of the voter turnout, the agency reported.

  • Former EC Commissioner says ‘Give seats to smaller parties’

    Former EC Commissioner says ‘Give seats to smaller parties’

    A former Constitution Drafting Commission member, Praphan Naikovit, once a member of the Election Commission, met with election commissioners yesterday to discuss the formula that should be used to determine the number of MPs following an extensive debate on the interpretation of laws and formula. He says there is just one formula to calculate the number of party-list MPs in the new Lower House parliament – it is the one that gives parliamentary seats to smaller parties despite them getting a significantly low share of votes. After the discussion, Praphan reported that this method had been finalised since the Constitution was written and amended during the process of drawing up the MP election law.

  • King revokes royal decorations from former PM Thaksin

    King revokes royal decorations from former PM Thaksin

    PHOTO: Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra welcomes Princess Ubolratana of Thailand as they arrive for the wedding of Thaksin’s daughter last weekend in Hong Kong. HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped the royal decorations of former PM and fugitive billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, alluding to his convictions and “extremely inappropriate” flight from the country. The statement in yesterday’s Royal Gazette from HM The King comes a week after the country held its first election since the coup in 2014 installed a military government, broadly supporting of the Thai Monarchy.

  • Future Forward’s 80 new parliamentary faces

    Future Forward’s 80 new parliamentary faces

    The Future Forward Party, making an impressive debut in last Sunday’s election – finishing as the third-most popular choice with more than 6.2 million votes and more than 80 Lower House seats – is composed entirely of completely new faces. These fresh new political voices, partly fueled by the seven million new, young, eligible voters in this year’s poll, provides a catalyst for change in the political divide that has torn Thailand into two polarised camps for nearly two decades. But, according to the latest figures from the Election Commission, no party won has a landslide victory or achieved a parliamentary majority in its own right.

  • Election results: Phalang Pracharat wins popular vote, Pheu Thai wins most seats

    Election results: Phalang Pracharat wins popular vote, Pheu Thai wins most seats

    The Election Commission, acting on increased pressure from a number of political and NGO complaints, has released the general election popular vote count, saying the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat won the most popular votes at over 8.4 million, while Pheu Thai came second with 7.9 million votes. This afternoon’s media conference came as a surprise as the EC had been dodging a release of updated voting figures.

  • Count continues amid surging complaints

    Count continues amid surging complaints

    Four days after the national election and we are still no closer to knowing the ‘winner’ as the county’s Election Commission continues the counting of the remainder of the votes amid accusations of delays and mishandling of ballots in some locations. 95% of the voting has now been completed.

  • Petition aims to impeach Election Commissioners

    Petition aims to impeach Election Commissioners

    PHOTO: Election Commission chief Ittiporn Boonpracong – The Nation More than 670,000 people have signed a petition at the change.org website calling for the Election Commission’s five commissioners to be ‘stood aside’ pending an investigation in the aftermath of the March 24 Thai election. Petitioners contend that the election was marred by mistakes, blunders and tampering. The campaign could actually become a legitimate threat to the five commissioners due to the large number of signatories.

  • Parties race to cobble together a working coalition

    Parties race to cobble together a working coalition

    Day Two following the election and the only thing that is clear is that nothing is clear at this stage. Pheu Thai and Phalang Pracharat are both claiming the right to form a government with support of like-minded parties. The two rival parties, the pro-democracy Pheu Thai and the pro-Junta Phalang Pracharat, are locked in a close battle to form the next government with little difference between the two in terms of strength in Parliament

  • Thaksin: Election rigged with many irregularities

    Thaksin: Election rigged with many irregularities

    Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra told Agence France-Presse yesterday that Thailand’s election was marred by “irregularities” and “rigged”. He says the military rigged the election system to retain their political grip on the kingdom