EC: No letter seeking postponement

The Election Commission (EC) had not submitted the letter to the caretaker premier asking the government to issue a royal decree postponing the Feb 2 election, as was reported by some media, EC secretary general Phuchong Nutrawong said on Friday afternoon.

He said the report was totally baseless.


Mr Phuchong insisted that the EC had never discussed the postponement of the polls and that if the election is to be postponed, it must get prior approval from the commissioners’ meeting.


It was reported earlier this morning that the EC submitted an urgent letter to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asking that she consider issuing a royal decree postponing the Feb 2 polls.


The reports said the letter was signed by all five election commissioners.


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