EC to invite PM to meet

The Election Commission will send a letter to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra inviting her to meet for talks over a new date for voting in the 28 vacant southern constituencies, EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said Sunday.

Mr Puchong said the decision was made at an EC meeting which resolved to propose the government issue a royal decree on a new polling date.

He said the EC's letter would be handed over to the government not later than Tuesday.

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said the government would be glad to discuss the matter with the EC on receiving the invitation letter.

The government and its legal staff would look into the EC's proposal to see if it could be done without going against the law and the constitution, he said, adding that the EC should also listen to opinions from the other side.

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Discussion 1 : 09/02/2014 at 11:59 PM
They are better of sending the invite to Dubai
Discussion 2 : 09/02/2014 at 05:06 PM
With the constitution being very clear about the election being held on the same day everywhere, there is nothing to be interpreted. This election was not valid, plain and simple. The election must be voided, and a new election held. The government did nothing to ensure all voters would vote on the same day. They did not protect campaign registration, they did not protect voting ballots, and they did nothing to ensure all people could vote on the same day even when they knew in advance that there would be problems. Before the election took place they knew all people would not be able to vote as required by law. The election was illegal.
Discussion 3 : 09/02/2014 at 04:53 PM
She's too busy updating her facebook status.

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