EC to invite govt's representatives to meeting next Monday
February 10, 2014 00:00
The Election Commission will invite government representatives to a meeting next Monday to discuss how to complete the election as required by the Constitution, Somchai said.
Those to be invited to the meeting include caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana, caretaker PM's Office Minister Varathep Rattanakorn, caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung, Pheu Thai strategy committee member Bhokin Bhalakula and former EC member Sodsri Sattayatham.
The issues to discuss will be how to get at least 475 MPs, or 95% of the 500 House seats within 30 days after the election so that the House can convene, how to get the full number of 500 MPs within the required 180 days, how to announce 125 party-list MPs without knowing results from a total of around 93,000 polling stations, and how to manage voting in polling stations, where are blocked by protesters, Somchai said.
He will conclude and submit the opinions to all EC commissioners later.