Candidate registration continues today

The Election Commission continued to take applications from political parties wishing to contest the Feb 2 election in the party-list system on Friday, the last day of registration.

Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, an EC member in charge of election administration, said the Thai-Japanese sports complex at Din Daeng is still the venue for registration.

The EC had not asked for more police to extra provide security, believing there would not be a repeat of the violence on Thurday.

Mr Somchai said he would hold a video conference with the election committees in various provinces on preparations for the registration of candidates running in constituencies from Dec 28 to Jan 1.

He said the official cars used by himself and EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong were slightly damaged in yesterday's clash.

Mr Puchong said the EC would be responsible for the damage done to the Din Daeng sports complex, which is under the jurisdiction of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Pol Maj Gen Wichanwat Borirakkul, chief of Metropolitan Police Divison 1, said 10 companies of police had been deployed at the sports complex.

Representatives of five political parties - Mahachon, Pheu Prachachonthai, Pheu Pan Din, Pattana Khunnaphap Cheewit and Palangchon - showed up for registration Friday morning.

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Discussion 1 : 27/12/2013 at 12:13 PM
The parties that have registered for the February election represented about 2/3 of the votes cast in July 2011. This suggests a convincing national majority in favour of holding the election.
Discussion 2 : 27/12/2013 at 11:47 AM
South seats are free for all
Discussion 3 : 27/12/2013 at 11:44 AM
Where is PDRC & Demoncrat representative to register for the election? They claim to represent the majority but dare not participate. In their heart, they know they are the minority and will never win any GE.

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