• Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
    New cyberlaw ripe for abuse, activists warn
    Election candidates urged to push for changes to prevent misuse by officials.
    national
  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
    Election a tipping point for ‘Thai-style democracy’
    Officially, Monday’s registration of election candidates was not a significant milestone for Thai democracy. Nevertheless the excitement it generated among pro-democracy Thais, political parties and their candidates has sparked anxiety for the country’s anti-democratic movement. 
    opinion
  • Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:00
    Prayut keeps his options open, avoids all parties
    THE JUNTA chief said yesterday that he has decided not to join any political party – not even the pro-junta one. Yesterday was the last day for election candidates to announce their political affiliation, which has to be done 90 days before the election tentatively set for February 24.
    politics
  • Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:20
    Poll candidates with military background ‘least desirable’
    Election candidates with a military background are the least desirable, the results of a public opinion survey showed on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:31
    Northeastern ex-MPs pledge ‘lifelong loyalty’ to Pheu Thai
    A group of Pheu Thai politicians have declared their “lifelong loyalty” to the party, amid speculation that new political parties are wooing election candidates from established parties.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:32
    Election disaster possible due to inflexibility in proposed candidate registration approach: Somchai
    An outgoing member of the Election Commission (EC) has red-flagged the new organic bill on Lower House members, which disallows online application of election candidates, expressing concern that it could put the country at risk of losing billions in the event that brick-and-mortar application stations failed.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:00
    Forget primary elections – let’s try something more practical
    I like the idea of having voters select election candidates, but now that the “reformers” are pushing it, why not take things to the extreme? The proposal for primary elections is apparently intended to improve the quality of members of Parliament, which is great. There are two main problems here, though.
    opinion
  • Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:58
    Le Pen, Fillon cancel campaigning after Paris shooting
    PARIS - French presidential election candidates Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon cancelled campaign events scheduled for Friday after a shooting on the Champs Elysees killed a police officer.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:00
    EC gains some power, loses some power under proposals
    The Election Commission would have more power to close polling stations but would lose the power to disqualify election candidates under proposals made by the Constitution Drafting Commission.
    national
  • Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:30
    EC gains some power, loses some power under proposals
    The Election Commission would have more power to close polling stations but would lose the power to disqualify election candidates under proposals made by the Constitution Drafting Commission.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:20
    EC asks CDC to give in power to issue red cards
    The Election Commission members met the Constitution Drafting Commission Thursday and asked the CDC to give the election watchdog power to issue red cards against election candidates.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:00
    Charter drafters oppose EC having the power to disqualify election candidates
    THE Constitution Drafting Committee could not accept the Election Commission (EC)'s proposal to maintain its authority to disqualify election candidates, CDC spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said yesterday.
    national
  • Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:28
    Charter drafters oppose EC having power to disqualify poll candidates
    THE Constitution Drafting Committee could not accept the Election Commission (EC)'s proposal to maintain its authority to disqualify election candidates, CDC spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 22 May 2015 17:47
    EC submits eight-point proposal to CDC
    The Election Commission Friday delivered an eight-point proposal to the constitution drafters in which it called for the EC having increased powers, including the power to disqualify election candidates and call a new election in the advent of suspected f
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:08
    NRC panel proposes EC to be stripped of power to give yellow, red cards
    National Reform Council's committee on legal and judicial reform has concluded that the Election Commission would be stripped of its power to give yellow and red cards to disqualify election candidates and annul election results, Seri Suwanphanon, the cha
    Breaking News
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