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Election Commission prepares to issue "orange card"

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BANGKOK, 6 April 2019 (NNT) -The Election Commission (EC) is looking into the complaints of 66 polling units, which may force the commission to issue an orange card against constituency MP candidates suspected of electoral fraud. Today, the EC will also make an announcement on vote re-runs at six polling stations.

 

The election commissioners held a press briefing, saying the EC is open to criticism about its work but it would like the people to understand its role and consider the legal aspect. Currently, the EC has received over 300 complaints and all of them must be investigated, including complaints against prospective winners in 66 constituencies.

 

The EC may also have to issue an orange card, which will affect the final number of House seats. The EC also insisted that there is only one formula for calculating the final number of House seats won by political parties, and once all the investigations are complete, it can make an announcement within 10 minutes.

 

The EC president, on Friday, signed two agreements on the re-voting criteria and the public relations activities to inform voters about the election re-run.

 

Another agreement covers the criteria and the method of vote-counting. The EC officials in each constituency are authorized to set up a new vote-counting panel, determine the place and time of the counting, and notify political parties and their candidates about the process in advance.

 

In Khon Kaen province, the EC has ordered the recounting of votes at two polling units in Bang Yai and Muang Wan sub-districts. The commission has prepared the new vote-counting and is expected to implement after the Songkran holiday, or before April 19.

 

On a petition to demand the impeachment of EC members and the national army chief, the Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, said the current constitution does not specify on this issue.

 

However, he said, the charter states that a petition of at least five people can be submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) before further action can be taken. Therefore, this petition has no legal significance but may cause a psychological impact.

 

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39 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The EC also insisted that there is only one formula for calculating the final number of House seats won by political parties,

Yet last week they were saying they have yet to decide which formula to use. 🤔 So were they lying last week or this week? Or is everything they say false?

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

On a petition to demand the impeachment of EC members and the national army chief, the Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, said the current constitution does not specify on this issue.

That's difficult to understand.

Concerning the public demand to impeach five members of the national anti-graft agency (NACC) who voted to clear Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan of any wrongdoing in the luxury wristwatch scandal, at least 20,000 signatures of eligible voters was necessary to start the impeachment process, as allowed by the Constitution

If the accusation is found to have ground, the case would be referred to the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30361387

Both the EC and NACC are Constitutional Organizations under the Charter. Would it not be reasonable to apply impeachment proceedings to both in the same manner?

 

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Sounds like they have deemed it necessary to bolster their God Fathers margin of victory so they can fabricate an impression of national unity.

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