Pheu Thai wades into primary voting row

Wants joint panel to revise contentious bill

Chusak Sirinil, legal adviser to the Pheu Thai Party, says proposed changes to the law on primary elections are unacceptable. (Screen capture YouTube/insidethaigovhd)

The Pheu Thai Party yesterday lodged a petition with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) calling for a review of the controversial political party law.

In the petition, the party urged the NLA, the CDC and other concerned parties to set up a joint panel to revise the bill which has already been passed by the NLA.

Pheu Thai criticised at the version approved by the NLA which calls for a primary vote system, saying it is likely to cause problems when the law is enforced.

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