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53 parties want new election to be held soon

Fifty-three political parties that ran in the February 2 election called for a new election to be held within 45-60 days after the election nullification was announced in the Royal Gazette, Pheu Thai Party legal expert Bhokin Bhalakula announced Friday.

Speaking after a meeting of representatives from the political parties, Bhokin said the Election Commission (EC) and the government should discuss who would issue an election decree, which would amend the House dissolution decree issued earlier.

The EC should meet with the parties in early April, he said.

Friday’s meeting was held at the Royal Police Cadet Academy in Bangkok and came after the Constitutional Court nullified the election on March 21.

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