Mrs Sodsri was concerned about the remark by anti-government protest leader and secretary general of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) Suthep Thaugsuban on Saturday that the general election would never take place as planned.
She said Mr Suthep and the PDRC should instead focus on reforming politicians, not the election system, because the election fraud and vote-buying were practiced by politicians.
Moreover, the PDRC should join forces with the EC in monitoring the coming nationwide general elections to ensure a fair, just and transparent poll, she added.
The former commissioner did not see any possibility of setting up an appointed people’s council and people’s government as proposed by Mr Suthep.
Mrs Sodsri, who was in the audience at the peace forum hosted on Saturday by the supreme commander at the Royal Thai Armed Forces headquarters, said she personally felt the forum would not lead to a resolution of the political crisis.
Each party joining the forum just talked about their own stances and objectives, without any discussion on finding solutions to the political conflict acceptable to all sides, she said.
The best solution at this time was for all parties to return to an election mode to let the people decide on which political model they prefer.
Political parties that want to set up a people’s council should clearly state that as a main policy in their campaigns, she said.
This would also become a de facto national referendum on whether or not eligible voters support the proposed people’s council, she added.
Mrs Sodsri said the EC is unable to hold a national referendum on the proposed people’s council at the same time as a general election because the charter stipulates that a referendum must be held by the government, not a caretaker administration.