Two remaining election laws ready by November: Meechai

Breaking News September 14, 2017 16:34

By Khanittha Theppajorn
The Nation

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Two organic draft laws governing MPs and senate elections would be completed and tabled before the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation by November, said Charter chief drafter Meechai Ruchupan on Thursday.

The two laws are among the four needed for the coming election promised by the junta for 2018. The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is tasked to draft 10 organic laws as required by the new charter. They have completed the first two laws needed for the election – one governing the Electoral Commission (EC), and the other governing political parties. The EC law has just been published in the Royal Gazette this week, making it the first put into effect.

This month, the CDC would expedite drafting its anti-corruption law, before working on the remaining two election laws, Meechai said.

The CDC has 240 days to implement all laws since the promulgation of the new charter this past April. Meechai said that it would finish its work in time.

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