The Nation

breakingnews

Smaller
Larger

EC set to endorse more senators-elect Tuesday

The Election Commission will endorse the 15 remaining senators-elect on Tuesday, EC secretary general Puchong Nutrawong said Monday.

He said Tuesday is the 30-day deadline for the EC to endorse senators-elect.

Puchong said there were 74 complaints against the top-vote earners in 15 provinces and the EC could not finish deliberating the complaints in time for the 30-day deadline.

As a result, the EC would endorse the 15 remaining senators-elect before considering the complaints against them within one-year deadline.

The EC can ask the Criminal Court to disqualify them later if it decides that they have violated the election laws.

The Nation


Comments conditions

Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.