EC votes to give 'yellow card' to Sukhumbhand for Bangkok governor election
March 11, 2014 00:00
The Election Commission voted Tuesday to disqualify MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra as the winner of the Bangkok governor election a year ago.
The EC voted 3:2 to give a “yellow card” to Sukhumbhand on allegations that he framed his opponent during the election campaigns.
The EC reasoned that there was suspicion that he violated the election laws but there was no strong evidence so the EC decline to give him a red card or disqualify him right away. The EC instead voted to ask the Court of Appeals Region 1 to order a new election of the Bangkok governor election in which Sukhumbhand could re-contest.