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Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll

By THE NATION

 

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A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
 

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will first appoint 50 of 250 senators, according to Wissanu. This group will come from a list of 200 senatorial candidates who are elected by fellow applicants from 10 occupational groups.

 

The next general election has been tentatively scheduled for February 24.

 

Under the current Constitution, effective since April last year, the NCPO is empowered to appoint all 250 senators who will be in office for five years.

 

Out of 250, six will be ex-officio members, 50 selected from 200 elected applicants and 194 chosen from a list of “people suitable to become senators” submitted by a selection committee. The six ex-officio senators are the commanders-in-chief of the three Armed Forces, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the national police chief and the Defence Ministry permanent secretary.

 

The Election Commission (EC) is accepting applications from individuals and nominations by eligible organisations from all over the country. Applications will be accepted until December 16.

 

The EC offered to make the list of 200 elected senatorial candidates ready by February although the agency could submit the list as late as February 9, which is 15 days before the election, Wissanu said yesterday. He expected the selection committee to be appointed by the NCPO next January and to submit their list of 400 senatorial candidates by February 9.

 

Wissanu said the selection committee was likely to wait until the first 50 senators were appointed before selecting the 400 candidates. The panel would nominate people from occupations that were not among the first 50, he explained. “The NCPO has almost a month to choose 194 [from the 400]. The law says the appointment of senators will be announced within three days of the announcement of the general election,” said Wissanu, who is in charge of the government’s legal affairs.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30356224

 
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Senate election draft decree approved

By Kas Chanwanpen 
The Nation

 

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Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd

 

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft decree for election to the Senate. The law is expected to come into effect next month and the 250 senators should be finalised by late April.

 

Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said that the list of all Senate candidates, except the six who would be chosen ex-officio, should be presented to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to choose from by February 9, 15 days before the MP election takes place on February 24.

 

The NCPO would have 60 days to deliberate on the candidates before making the final decision, he said. 

 

Besides military top brass taking Senate seats ex-officio, 244 others would come from two sources during the first five years, Sansern explained.

 

He said 50 senators would come from elections at three levels – district, provincial and national. The Election Commission (EC) would present the names of 200 finalists for the NCPO to choose from. Besides the 50 successful candidates, 50 others would be selected as a reserve in case of an emergency, according to the spokesman.

 

The EC had said it would nominate the candidates by January 2 although the deadline was set for February, Sansern said. 

A junta-appointed selection committee would select the other 194 senators by February 9, he added.

 

The NCPO would complete the selection process in April, the spokesman said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30356203

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said

it is valuable seeing this guy's pic and hearing his speech, we can then instantly expect bad news

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Just as long as they dress appropriately - per decorum.

The usual and striking military attire. 

 

 

It's all good after that.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

“people suitable to become senators”

 

And who decided just what that means? It is the excluded that we need to look at. All the ordinary citizens and the huge number of people not wearing a uniform or cheerleading for the NCPO.

Getting this into the new constitution was a stroke of dictatorial genius and after so many constitutions in 50 years no-one bothered to look at what they were doing.

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The emphasis is on “selection” not “election”!

They need to be dismissed and the senate dissolved - after the elections it is not needed if it does not come with the people’s mandate.

Why don’t they just put an army unit in there and save us the farce?

Another insult to the Thai people.


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On 10/11/2018 at 9:48 AM, boonrawdcnx said:

The emphasis is on “selection” not “election”!

They need to be dismissed and the senate dissolved - after the elections it is not needed if it does not come with the people’s mandate.

Why don’t they just put an army unit in there and save us the farce?

Another insult to the Thai people.


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There is a wide selection to chose from the 1,500 generals existing and retired. Got to feed their kind. 

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