• Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:06
    Watchdog calls for EC to address flaws and issues, announce official election result as soon as possible
    An international election-observer group on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to announce the official result of the general election as soon as possible, in order to ensure the transparency and integrity of the poll and prevent any suspicions escalating into distrust and conflict, particularly in regard to doubtful unofficial-votes counting.
    national
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    Huge early-voter turnout spells trouble for Prayut 
    More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early voting – almost 90 per cent of those registered – for the hotly anticipated national election, as the junta’s main opposition predicted a cliffhanger to the first poll in eight years.
    opinion
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:46
    Samut Songkhram or Samut Sakhon? Ask the EC chief
    Sunday’s advance voting was the first election to be overseen by the Election Commission (EC) chief, Ittiporn Boonpracong, who is a diplomat by profession and was once an ambassador to the Netherlands and Kenya. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:03
    Bangkokians turn out for advance voting
    More than 87 per cent of people registered to vote turn up to exercise their rights in the advance voting in Bangkok, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) revealed on Sunday night.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 03 Mar 2019 01:00
    Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms
    Parties aligned with Thailand's powerful Shinawatra clan are staging major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling that could deal a gut punch to their prospects in national elections later this month.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:24
    Traders hail poll date with rebound
    CLARITY over the date for the national election helped spur a rebound in the stock market for the first month of this year, snapping a trend of net fund outflows that weighed on the bourse last year.
    Economy
  • Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:00
    Deluge of candidates for poll
    MORE THAN TWICE THE NUMBER OF HOPEFULS REGISTER IN FIRST TWO DAYS COMPARED TO 2011; EXPERT POINTS TO NEW ELECTION SYSTEM
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:00
    SET expected to gain from election date 
    Following government's announcement of the national election date on March 14, the Thai political development is moving in the right direction with foreign capital expected to return to the Thai stock market. 
    Economy
  • Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:28
    Prayut's upcountry tour to go ahead
    Despite being called on by some political parties to refrain from making an upcountry tour ahead of the national poll, the premier will visit Saraburi province next week.
    national
  • Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:00
    Poll feeds into spending tonic 
    A SPENDING spree accompanying the national elections will add to the stimulus from increased public investment to boost the economy this year, an analyst said.
    Economy
  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:42
    March 24 set as the national election day : EC
    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday sets March 24 as the national election day, EC’s chief Ittiporn Boonpracong said.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:28
    Poll shows people worried elections may not even be held
    Since relevant agencies have failed to publish the electoral Royal Decree to announce a date for the national elections, uncertainty over whether the vote will even be held has become a top concern, a Suan Dusit poll learned recently. 
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:54
    Pheu Thai calls for clarity over election timing, and fairness and justice in run-up to poll 
    The Pheu Thai Party on Tuesday called for the junta and the government to come out and make it clearer when the general election will be held, and to ensure that the national poll will be organised with fairness and justice.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:29
    Latest : EC to allow foreign observers to monitor February election
    The Election Commission on Wednesday decided to allow foreign observers for the upcoming national election expected in February.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:51
    Foreign community not concerned over national poll: EC chief
    Election Commission (EC) President Ittiporn Boonpracong said on Friday that foreign diplomats and members of the international community have voiced no concerns about the upcoming national election.
    Breaking News
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