CandIdates flock to join NRC

national August 21, 2014 01:00

By The Nation

The atmosphere has become vibrant as candidates nominated by non-profit organisations yesterday flocked to join the National Reform Council selection process on the seventh application day.

Election Commission secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said the National Council for Peace and Order had assigned the secretary of the NRC selection committee to team up with the Interior Ministry to hold a video conference with the 77 provincial selection committees tomorrow to ensure a fair and transparent selection process.
The move has come after the NRC selection process was marred by  allegations of candidate-fixing and bloc voting.
Puchong said he hoped all 77 provincial selection committees observe the regulations and if anyone encounters any unfair practice, they can file a complaint with the Election Commission.
Former Constitutional Court judge Chai-Anan Samudavanija yesterday applied as an NRC candidate on the political category under the nomination by the Foundation for the Promotion of Educational Policies. 
The Department of Land nominated former Pitsanulok provincial governor Pipat Wongsaroj under the local administration category.

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