Published: Jul 09, 2018
The Council of State has been assigned to find a solution to allow political-party members’ participation in the selection of MP candidates, as the new timeframe set by the junta continues to pose problems for the primary voting required under the new law on political parties.
Published: Feb 07, 2018
IF A Constitutional Court ruling is sought on whether proposed revisions to the organic laws on MP elections and the Senate structure are constitutional, the next general election may be delayed up to two months, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
Published: Nov 29, 2017
The National Legislative Assembly said it is aware of the junta’s roadmap towards an election late next year, and so far it does not see any signs of legal obstacles against its upcoming deliberation of the last two organic bills, which concern the election of MPs and the Senate.
Published: Nov 07, 2017
Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan said on Tuesday that the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) would submit the organic bills on both Senate selection and MPs election to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on November 28, as the two bills were linked in a number of ways.
Published: Jul 01, 2017
GENERAL Somjet Boomthanom, in his capacity as chair of the law-vetting committee, keeps asking them to focus on the fundamental principle so that they can come to terms with the newly introduced primary election system. They said they agree, but still are hesitant to immediately accept it, citing all the technical problems that will emerge following the introduction of the system.
Published: Jun 27, 2017
The Election Commission (EC) has refuted a suggestion that its disagreement with the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) over the newly introduced primary voting system in the organic law on political parties was an attempt to cause trouble as a comeback for its dismissal under another organic law’s ‘resetting’ provisions, and insisted that the proposed system was feasible.
Published: May 20, 2017
NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Vichitcholchai has given assurance that the committee vetting the controversial organic laws on the Election Commission (EC) and political parties will prioritise their compatibility with the Constitution and the democratic principles above arguments.
Published: Apr 25, 2017
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) committee vetting the political parties organic bill has put on hold the deliberation of some of its controversial articles, including the clauses requiring a capital fund of Bt1 million per party.