Constituency registration begins

The registration of election candidates running in constituencies has begun nationwide with reports of anti-election protesters laying siege to some registration venues in the South.

In Bangkok, Pol Lt Gen Taweesak Toochinda, chairman of the Bangkok election committee, said candidates of 53 political parties are eligible to register to run in Bangkok's 33 constituencies.

Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, an Election Commission member in charge of election administration, also went on inspection trip to the bus transit centre inside the government offices complex on Chaeng Wattana being used as the venue for the candidacy registration for Bangkok's 33 constituencies.

The registration will continue until Jan 1.

Pol Lt Gen Taweesak said the three main parties which have field their candidates today are Pheu Thai, Chart Pattana and Chartthaipattana.

Mr Somchai said he had been reported that some registration venues in the South such as in Krabi province had been blocked and polling officials could not get inside.

He said the chairman of the election committee in each province has been authorised to negotiate with the protesters.  If the talks are not successful, the chairman can make his own decision to move to a new registration venue.

As of yesterday, altogether 53 political parties registered to contest in the party-list system.  All of them have drawn their numbers.  The numbers are also to be used by their candidates running in constituencies.

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Discussion 1 : 28/12/2013 at 02:47 PM
am sure those commentsmost suit the self exiled one!!
Discussion 2 : 28/12/2013 at 01:21 PM
Arrest anti democratic trouble makers. The days of dictatorship military rule are over,
Discussion 3 : 28/12/2013 at 12:02 PM
Wenn people take away other peoples freedom , then pick them up.arrest them..Because freedom, to do ,within the law , is everybodies right.and anyone who treaspass the law need to be arrested.Or need to pay a money..a penalty

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