Why voting “no” has become an issue

Why voting “no” has become an issue

 

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The on-going probe by the Election Commission into a campaign by some of the politicians belonging to the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart Party for voters to “vote no” in the March-24 election has highlighted one important aspect of the poll which until recently was largely overlooked.

 

The ex-TRC members concentrate their campaign in constituencies in which the party had their candidates before it was dissolved at the order of the Constitutional Court on March 7.  Their hope is that there would be enough “no votes” to render elections in these particular constituencies null and void, thus prompting election re-runs.

 

Itthiporn Boonprakong, chairman of the Election Commission, on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the campaign on the grounds that it would be a breach of the law on MP elections.  The ex-TRC members, however, insisted that they are only exercising their democratic rights and have done nothing wrong.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/why-voting-no-has-become-an-issue/

 

 

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