Pheu Thai to file more poll complaints

The Pheu Thai Party says it will submit additional evidence to the Election Commission against several Democrat Party members for alleged violation of local election law by slandering it during the March 3, 2013 Bangkok governor election.

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Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit said Wednesday several Democrat executives and members may have delivered slanderous political speeches that breached Sections 53 of the law on the election of MPs and senators during the gubernatorial poll last year. 

The party’s legal team was gathering video footage and printed materials as evidence and would submit them to the EC for deliberation on Monday morning.

The alleged slanderous speeches included those addressed by Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and ex-Democrat MP Suthep Thaugsuban, Mr Prompong added.

The announcement came only a day after the EC voted to disqualify MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra as the winner of the Bangkok governor election a year ago, citing violations of the election law. The five-member panel made its decision after finding grounds to allegations that MR Sukhumbhand's supporters slandered his Pheu Thai political rival in three public forums.

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