The people of ASEAN are using the ballot box to send strong messages

In Thailand, the most consistent theme of the past five chaotic and even bloody years has been the unfailing will of Thai voters to remain focused on being empowered to choose leaders they believe will deliver value — economically, socially and politically.

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) welcomes foreign observers

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) said on Thursday it has invited international representatives and organisations to observe the July 3 general election.

Defence Minister says Military won’t interfere in next election

The military will remain neutral and will not interfere in the July 3 general election, Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said, urging political factions in political parties not to draw the military into politics.
Elections MP Thailand

Thailand’s double voting System, for list and Constituency

In the upcoming general election, scheduled for July 3, Thai voters will vote for two types of candidates to be Members of Parliament MPs. One is the voting on a party-list basis, or under the proportional representation system, and the other is the voting on a single-member constituency basis.
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Thai election predictions show Pheu Thai advance

The Pheu Thai Party still leads the Democrat Party in party-list votes across the country for the July 3 general election, but not in Bangkok, according to Dusit Poll’s second opinion survey released yesterday.
Government House Thailand

Thailand’s General Election Scheduled for July 3rd

The election date was announced after a royal decree to dissolve the House of Representatives was endorsed by His Majesty the King on May 9. Preparations are now underway for the next general election, scheduled for Sunday, 3 July 2011.

Can election fix Thailand’s political deadlock ?

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has given his word: the nation, submerged in growing political uncertainty, will go to the polls in the first half of this year. The election is likely to be held in June. On 5 March, Abhisit’s Democrat Party released a policy statement promising to increase the minimum wage by 25 per cent over the next two years, provide education loans for 250,000 university students, issue more community land titles and establish a 2,500-strong taskforce to help suppress drug usage and trafficking.

Thai election likely in first half of 2011

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday said he would not complete his term at the end of 2011 but would dissolve Parliament and call for a fresh election by the first half of this year provided that there is no fresh violence.