The “election” and the EC

9 04 2019

The positions of people concerned about the “election” outcome and the Election Commission are getting further apart.

Khaosod reports that:

A growing number of groups and parties are expressing doubts over the fairness of the Election Commission’s calculation of party-list MP seats.

The chorus includes major political parties, a mathematician and the kingdom’s leading independent poll observation group. The reactions came after the Election Commission released a statement on Friday saying no less than 25 political parties will obtain at least one party-list seat.

Serial complainant Srisuwan Janya has plans “to lodge a petition with the anti-graft body today, seeking an investigation into the poll agency’s conduct and alleged irregularities.

Meanwhile, the laundry at the EC is working overtime, with seven or so now sued by the EC for libel. In addition, EC deputy secretary-general Sawang Boonmee has defended the EC, denying all allegations, saying they are groundless and Thailand’s “electoral process was one of the world’s most secure, as it was safe from any kind of fraud or cheating.”

He continued to say the whole thing was “complicated,” but affirmed that complaints so far were without foundation, adding: “[i]f anybody has the evidence to prove that our work was without transparency, and neither free nor fair, then please show us the evidence so we can tackle the problem…”.

This positions between critics and the EC are wider than ever and the EC seems to have decided to deny everything.


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12 04 2019
How electoral commissioning works | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] from the recent “election” is a fake controversy. We don’t mean that the military junta’s effort to steal the election is fake; that’s very real. Nor do we mean that the theft isn’t of concern to the […]

12 04 2019
How electoral commissioning works | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] from the recent “election” is a fake controversy. We don’t mean that the military junta’s effort to steal the election is fake; that’s very real. Nor do we mean that the theft isn’t of concern to the […]




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