CAPO calls meeting with EC to prepare for election

national May 02, 2014 00:00

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The Centre of Administration for Peace and Order (CAPO) is seeking a meeting with Election Commission (EC) to map out preparations for the election in July.

CAPO’s chief sent an invitation to the EC’s chairman to the meeting, which will be held on May 8 at 2pm, and aims to prepare the way for a smooth and peaceful election.

The February 2 snap election was marred by closures of polling stations and violence and was cancelled altogether in several areas including the southern region, the stronghold of the Democrat Party.

The Constitutional Court later had the election annulled as it was not held in one day as required by the charter.

CAPO also asked the public not to follow the antigovernment People’s Democratic Reform Committee's chief Suthep Thaugusban in blocking the election.

It noted that the punishment for obstructing an election was both a jail term and a fine as well as a ban on voting rights for five years.


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