Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam

EC can petition to high court regarding new elections: Wissanu

Breaking News November 15, 2017 15:44

By The Nation

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday that the Election Commission (EC) could petition the Constitutional Court to ask about its authority to hold local elections.

Wissanu said a petition would be line with the normal process, but the charter actually stipulated that the EC could assign concerned agencies to perform the task.

Wissanu also rejected the notion that the EC was applying pressure to lift the ban on political gatherings by visiting Chartthai Pattana Party members on Wednesday, adding that there were no signs of pressure and the EC should solicit information from the parties.

He said he had not been consulted by the junta or Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about the issue.

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