EC to respect court Senate race ruling

EC to respect court Senate race ruling

Walk lifts curbs on public entry

EC to respect court Senate race ruling
Sawang Boonmee

The Election Commission (EC ) has decided not to file an appeal against a ruling from the Central Administrative Court regarding a rule that forbids Senate election candidates from making their profiles public.

On Monday, Senate election regulations were amended to immediately reveal the court’s decision and the commission’s secretary-general, Sawang Boonmee, confirmed that the commission would hardly file an appeal within the legal limits of 30 days.

The Central Administrative Court ordered the EC to repeal a provision of its rules last week that forbids senator candidates from giving out details about their professional and personal backgrounds in mass media outlets and social media platforms.

Before the decision, applicants for the Senate had no authority to make public statements on social media or the internet. They were only permitted to disclose information about themselves to intra- and interprofessional organizations that would select individuals at the neighborhood, municipal, and national levels.

A number of individuals, including Narakorn Tiyayon, Dr. Pairoj Sawangtrkul, Chollanat Koykul, Thirachart Kortrakul, and Thaweep Wanichhanont, urged the commission to allow the Central Administrative Court ruling to have.

On June 9, voting at the city level, on June 16 at the municipal level, and on June 26 at the national level.

The results of the election, which would see 200 lawmakers picked from 20 expert groups, are expected to remain announced on July 2.

No limitations may be placed on how individuals introduce themselves to the public, according to Ms. Narakorn on Monday.

Ms. Narakorn argued that the EC should set up suitable voting locations and allow the public to observe the elections.

In addition, Mr. Thirachart argued that the limitations on public meetings were unpractical because a lot of candidate data is still available online.

He made the point that the low turnout of candidates for the Senate vote may be a result of the stringent rule.

In full, 48, 117 individuals applied as senator prospects during the five- day enrollment period, according to EC numbers.

The surveys agency had expected up to 100, 000 persons would sign up for the election.