Thaksin eligible to vote
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is an eligible voter in the Bangkok governor election, Bangkok Election Commission chairman Narong Chalothorn said yesterday.
A complaint had been filed with the Election Commission after Thaksin's name was found in the list of eligible voters at the 15th polling station of Bang Plad District, Wimolwit School.
The members of Chan Songla, or Thaksin's family, are in the list of eligible voters, which includes Thaksin and his children Panthongtae, Pinthongta and Paethongthan.
Narong said Thaksin's name was still in the district housing registration and he had not moved anywhere else even though he currently lives abroad. Although the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders has sentenced him to jail in the Ratchadaphisek land case, Thaksin has not been jailed. According to the local election law, Thaksin remains qualified to vote, Narong said.