Published: Jun 26, 2018
The ruling junta will have the final say over whether to issue a special order to waive a legal requirement for political parties to hold primary voting to select their candidates ahead of the next general election, key junta figures said on Tuesday.
Published: Jul 31, 2017
The joint committee reviewing the organic law on regulations of political parties had not settled on the revision of the controversial primary voting system but expected the bill could enter the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this Thursday.
Published: Jul 10, 2017
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) whip Jet Siratharanont said on Monday that his office had received objections from the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) to the political party draft bill and would place them on the agenda for the assembly’s next meeting, to be held on Thursday or Friday this week.
Published: Jul 09, 2017
THE CONSTITUTION Drafting Commission (CDC) has decided to retain a primary voting system in the political party bill but the draft will be revised to allow smaller parties a better chance |to contest elections.
Published: Jun 25, 2017
The proposed primary voting system could violate the charter’s principles as it was designed to obstruct many parties from nominating MP candidates in constituencies, said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday.
Published: Jun 17, 2017
THE PRIMARY voting system, despite its stated intention to eliminate financial influence over political parties, would quite to the contrary empower political powerhouses even further and reduce the chances for emerging, small-scale parties to take part in elections, according to politicians and academics.