• Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:31
    EC keeping close eye on Thaksin, Pheu Thai movements in Singapore
    The Election Commission (EC) secretary-general has said that the agency was monitoring reports that some Pheu Thai politicians will travel to Singapore to meet fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    Feb 24 only date on govt mind: Wissanu
    THOUGH senior government figures maintained yesterday that the next election will be held as early as February 24, they did not rule out the possibility of a delay.
    politics
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:00
    Doubts rise over Feb 24 poll date
    ELECTION Commission (EC) secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma yesterday refused to confirm that the next election will be held on February 24, fuelling speculation of a possible delay.
    politics
  • Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
    New cabinet to be in office by June if polls held in Feb
    A NEW CABINET is expected to assume office by June next year, though the junta will retain full powers until the new government is sworn in, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
    politics
  • Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:00
    Allowing foreign observers for poll will be a poor reflection of our abilities: Don
    FOREIGN MINISTER Don Pramudwinai yesterday opposed the idea of having foreign organisations observe the next general election, maintaining that the country is capable of holding a free and fair national vote.
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  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
    Experts express scepticism over free and fair election
    AS THE COUNTRY counts down towards the next general election, speakers at a panel discussion yesterday widely held the opinion that a free and fair national vote without the influence of the ruling junta seems unlikely.
    politics
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
    Poll restrictions to be ‘relaxed by next month’
    Prayut declines to react to his deputy Somkid’s remark that next prime minister will be ‘similar to current one’
    politics
  • Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:55
    Matubhum Party leaders want to merge with Chartthai Pattana
    A former Army chief who led the 2006 military coup has made a surprise move by joining Chartthai Pattana Party, which has historically often become a coalition partner due to its traditional non-confrontational stance.
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  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Pheu Thai could be dissolved if Thaksin is found to be interfering, EC warns
    PHEU THAI PARTY could be dissolved if it were found to have let former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra interfere with its internal affairs, a senior Election Commission (EC) official warned yesterday.
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  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:58
    EC investigates alleged Thaksin ‘influence’ over Pheu Thai
    The Election Commission (EC) is gathering information regarding former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s alleged interference in the Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said on Tuesday.
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  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:42
    EC should investigate whether Thaksin meddled in Pheu Thai’s affairs: Prawit
    The Election Commission should investigate to see whether former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra had recently interfered in Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs in violation of the law, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Monday.
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  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:00
    Dangerous pitfalls in the coming election
    As the thin ice gets thinner, the company Pheu Thai keeps could bring it disaster
    opinion
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:06
    Political party fundraising still banned: EC
    Political parties formed under the new law are allowed to collect only seed funding from founding members and membership fees from all members, the Election Commission (EC) and junta leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwan reaffirmed on Friday, following the Future Forward Party (FWP) controversy.
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  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Talk to the junta, EC tells parties seeking to raise funds 
    THE ELECTION Commission (EC) yesterday backtracked on its previous attempt to prohibit Future Forward Party (FWP) to raise funds, saying that the party could do so but had to ask for permission from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) first.
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  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:00
    Election Commission to demand budget boost
    The Election Commission (EC) will need an additional budget of Bt600 million to hold the next general election, in addition to the Bt4 billion it was already allocated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
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