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By Prachatai |
The outgoing Senate voted 101 to 10 on Monday (8 July) to form an ad-hoc committee to investigate the Senate election, claiming several irregularities during the election, including vote manipulation.
By Prachatai |
After an almost two-week delay, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has not announced the certified results of the 26 June Senate election.
By Voranai Vanijaka |
Criticised for being undemocratic and overly complicated, Thailand's Senate election concluded with the national-level selection on 26 June. Voranai Vanijaka writes that it failed at completing its purpose, allegedly to prevent vote buying and maintain the Senate's independence from political parties, and that it is a reminder that although Thailand is no longer under a dictatorship, the dictator’s legacy continues to rule.
By Prachatai |
Due to concerns about vote manipulation, senate candidates have called on the Election Commission (EC) to suspend the Senate election results and thoroughly review the qualifications of the newly elected senators.
By Prachatai |
The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday (18 June) that the 2018 Organic Act on the Acquisition of Senators does not violate the Constitution.
By Prachatai |
Auttapon Srichitsanuwaranon, a mobility-impaired disability rights activist and senate candidate, has submitted an open letter to the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) urging that the selection of polling stations for the Senate election be accessible to all groups of people.
By Prachatai |
Four high-profile political cases will be the subject of court hearings next week. They have the potential to decide the fate of Thailand and include petitions to dismiss Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and to dissolve the progressive Move Forward Party.
By Prachatai |
After the first round of the Senate election concluded, the Election Commission (EC) has come under criticism for lacking clear and uniform standards in the election process.
By Prachatai |
The Administrative Court has revoked the Election Commission (EC)’s regulations on Senate candidate introductions, saying that the regulations are unconstitutional as they excessively infringe on the right to freedom of expression. Nevertheless, the Court order will not be effective until the EC expresses its intention not to appeal the verdict.
The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)’s regulations preventing senate candidates from publicly introducing themselves has led to lawsuits and concerns that it would limit public participation in the election.