Abhisit: No meeting with EC

There has been no meeting with the Election Committee (EC) to discuss solutions to end the political deadlock, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said in a Twitter tweet on Thursday.

It had been widely anticipated that election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn would meet on Thursday with senior executives of both the Pheu Thai and Democrat parties.

However, the Democrat leader said on @Abhisit_DP that “there is no meeting with the EC because of a lack of clear arrangements".

Mr Somchai also said there would be no meeting with representatives of the two political parties when he met the media before heading off for lunch at 12.30pm Thursday.   

The EC was expected to decide today whether it will carry on with the Feb 2 election or not now  28 constituencies in five southern provinces have no candidates after anti-government protesters blocked the registration venues.

The new House of Representatives must have a minimum of 95% of its 500 MPs present when it first convenes after a general election. 

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Discussion 1 : 03/01/2014 at 04:16 AM
so why are the media even using his name,he not putting his name on ballot paper,ignor him,he may go away
Discussion 2 : 02/01/2014 at 06:40 PM
Suthep and the Dems a too yellow to even talk or compromise. They would be obliterated in an election, so hence the boycotts.
Discussion 3 : 02/01/2014 at 06:10 PM
Why would the EC wish to meet with the Democrats, who have already said they are not going to participate in the Royally decreed election on 2nd February?
Discussion 4 : 02/01/2014 at 04:18 PM
Another boycott I suspect.

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