Further updated: On stealing the election III

3 04 2019

In most places where elections are held the Election Commission usually knows how the process works. But not in Thailand.

Even when little startles us when it comes to political shenanigans in Thailand, a report in The Nation caused us something of a start.

Election Commission secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma has said that the EC doesn’t yet know how it is going to calculate party list seats.

He revealed that the EC will probably decide what to do later this week. Jaurungvith said that there are “[a]t least two formulas, based on different interpretations of the law…”.

We can be sure that the puppet EC will choose the method that best suits the junta’s Palang Pracharath and other devil parties.

Bungling, opaque and belonging to the junta, the EC has failed dismally. Yet we guess the junta still has work for them to do.

Update: Is the EC lying and cheating (for the junta) or is it full of dullards and incompetents?

At the Bangkok Post, former member of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee and former election commissioner Prapan Naigowit appears to say that the EC’s statements about there being “at least two formulas” is absolute nonsense.

Prapan states that “the process is explicitly set out in Section 128 of the law and covers all possible scenarios…”. Of course, he might be seen as one of the junta’s messengers.

We await the EC’s bumbling response.


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On stealing the election VI | Political Prisoners in Thailand

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7 04 2019
On stealing the election VI | Political Prisoners of Thailand

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