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Supachai named EC chairman

The five commissioners-designate of the Election Commission yesterday elected Supachai Somcharoen as the new EC chairman.

They held their first meeting yesterday after the Senate voted to endorse them as new EC commissioners on November 25. Their appointments have to be approved by a royal command.

However, the new commissioners-designate are unlikely to take over from the incumbent EC commissioners in organising the by-elections in eight constituencies scheduled for December 22, according to a source familiar with the matter. Pravich Ratanapien, one of the five commissioners-designate, said they have allocated responsibilities among themselves.

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