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CDC clarifies amendment to primary voting law


The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) will affirm an amendment to the newly introduced primary voting system that proposes penalties for those involved in fraud.

However, it would not affect entire political parties, as had been speculated, CDC chief Meechai Ruchupan said on Monday.
Meechai said the tripartite law review committee would meet on Tuesday to consider the proposed changes.
He said the CDC insisted that the primary voting system was the internal business of political parties, and it must not affect the parties’ right to field MP candidates. The new charter has guaranteed this point, he said.
If MPs or senators were found to be involved in fraud, they must be discharged, as their qualification would become invalid, Meechai said.

Published : July 24, 2017

By : The Nation