• Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:00:00
    Voters reject new system: poll
    MOST PEOPLE disagree with the abolition of a voting system in which all candidates of the same party share a common contesting number, saying it would only cause confusion and be unlikely to curb electoral fraud as intended, an opinion survey has found.
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  • Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:34:05
    Survey finds most disagree with new electoral system
    Most people disagree with the abolition of a voting system in which all candidates of the same party share a common contesting number, saying it would only cause confusion and be unlikely to curb electoral fraud as intended, an opinion survey has found.
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  • Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:42:18
    New voting rules ‘will reduce poll fraud’
    The new voting system in which consistency candidates have totally different numbers will reduce poll fraud, chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan said on Wednesday.
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  • Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:00:00
    Organic bill on political parties passes after revisions
    THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday passed the organic bill regulating political parties after it was revised by a joint law review committee, particularly the newly introduced primary voting system.
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  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:15:59
    Joint committee in deadlock on primary voting system
    The joint committee reviewing the organic law on regulations of political parties had not settled on the revision of the controversial primary voting system but expected the bill could enter the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this Thursday.
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  • Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:23:21
    Panel on political party bill says it focused on reform not fraud
    The joint vetting committee on the new political party draft bill on Friday conceded that it focused too much on political reform while overlooking fraud-related problems that may arise out of its introduction of a primary voting system at a party branch level nationwide.
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  • Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:24:34
    CDC clarifies amendment to primary voting law
    The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) will affirm an amendment to the newly introduced primary voting system that proposes penalties for those involved in fraud.
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  • Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:20:50
    Thai embassies to count overseas votes
    Vote counting at Thai embassies worldwide would be introduced as part of an overhaul of the voting system for voters living overseas, said Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn yesterday.
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  • Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:51:57
    Formation of joint law review panel for political parties bill deferred to July 20
    The joint committee to review the controversial organic law on political parties will be established on July 20, the spokesman for the National Legislative Assembly whip said on Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:18:41
    We are willing to revise primary voting clauses in key bill to ensure fairness, says NLA vetting panel head
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) committee vetting the political party organic law is willing to revise the bill in order to ensure fair selection in the primary voting system, panel chairman General Somjate Boonthanom said on Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:40:16
    Democrat Warong backs primary voting system
    Democrat Party key figure Warong Dechgitvigrom has come out in support of the newly introduced primary voting system, saying it returns power to the people to decide who they want to be their representatives while also promoting true participation.
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  • Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:00:00
    Primary voting rules need changes to help smaller parties: drafters
    THE CONSTITUTION Drafting Commission (CDC) has decided to retain a primary voting system in the political party bill but the draft will be revised to allow smaller parties a better chance |to contest elections.
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  • Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:17:22
    Bid to protect smaller parties in proposed primary voting system
    The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has decided to retain the voting system in the political party bill draft – but on the grounds that it has to allow smaller parties the chance to contest elections.
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  • Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:00:00
    Parties split over primary elections as fate of draft bill hangs in the balance
    GENERAL Somjet Boomthanom, in his capacity as chair of the law-vetting committee, keeps asking them to focus on the fundamental principle so that they can come to terms with the newly introduced primary election system. They said they agree, but still are hesitant to immediately accept it, citing all the technical problems that will emerge following the introduction of the system.
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  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:15:09
    Chart Pattana joins chorus of voices against primary voting system
    Chart Pattana, which is considered a middle-sized party, on Thursday joined the major political parties in disagreeing with the immediate implementation of the primary voting system, saying voters and political parties might not be ready for it.
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