Invalidating Senate candidates “illegal”

Invalidating Senate candidates "illegal"

Invalidating Senate candidates 'illegal'
One of the program locations for the Senate race is the Bang Kapi city office in Bangkok. The five- time subscription period ended on May 24 with a full of 48, 226 people applying for 200 tickets. ( Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Election Commission (EC ) has been informed by a legal professional and academic that the election commission’s decision to reject some Senate candidates could be unlawful because their towns only have a select few candidates.

Komsan Pohkong, assistant dean of the Faculty of Law at Rangsit University, is an professional from the House committee on the 1997 contract document. He claimed that the EC’s decision to reject applications from seven districts that only accept applications from one of the 20 expert groups was a mistake because it most likely lacks the power to do so.

Before the ballot on June 9, he suggested the EC should rather shorten the membership period for those regions. According to the Senate election laws, the process may continue with the individuals who are available.

” Invalidating them would likely be illegal because the process could otherwise be carried out without any influence, even if there is only one group of people who apply for the Senate,” said Mr. Komsan.

Sawang Boonmee, the EC secretary- standard, said on Monday that seven towns out of 928 had only one group of candidates. In Nan, Pang Sila Thong region in Kamphaeng Phet, Sam Chai region in Kalasin, Mae Rim, Na Noi and Chiang Klang towns in Nan, and Umphang region in Tak are among them.

He claimed that EC rules specify a cross-group vote. Candidates in those seven districts are not appropriate because they do not have any other organizations to join the cross-group voting.

He added that Khao Kitchakut, Chanthaburi’s Kham Sakae Saeng area, and Kham Sakae Saeng, Nakhon Ratchasima, are two “at-risk” towns with only two groups of applicants. None of the candidates will be able to cast ballots if the applicants from one group do n’t, he added.

Stithorn Thananithichot, director of the Office of Innovation for Politics at King Prajadhipok’s Institute, challenged this.

” I believe that any step must be taken by the EC.” In the first round, applicants must voting among themselves. In the next circular, if there are no other groups to combination- vote, anyone gets zero points. In addition, the EC’s rules forbid drawing lots in the event of ties, but this interpretation misses steps.