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Election postponement possible if parties agree: EC

File photo : Somchai

File photo : Somchai

Election Commission member Somchai Srisuthiyakorn said on Tuesday that the EC is ready to postpone the election from February 2 if political parties reach an agreement to delay it and if it is permitted under the law.

Somchai was responding to representatives of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), who met with the EC to call for a postponement of the election.

But if the election date cannot be postponed, the PDRC should help campaign for a fair election and no vote buying, Somchai said.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sek Wannamethee said advance balloting for the February 2 election for Thai expatriates will take place between January 13 to 26.

Sek said Thai embassies and consular offices would announce the time and places for advance ballots on the

Advance balloting can be held at polling booths to be determined by embassies and consular offices or by mail, Sek said.

He said the Foreign Ministry has sent handbooks for organising the advance voting to foreign embassies and consular offices.

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