BANGKOK, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Constitutional Court on Wednesday turned down a request to rule on the legality of the country's general election held on Feb. 2, local media reported.
Wirat Kalayasiri, a former Democrat MP, submitted earlier last week a request for a court ruling to nullify the Feb. 2 election, calling the Pheu Thai Party to dissolve and urging the court to ban its executives from politics for five years.
During the Feb. 2 general election, more than 10,000 polling stations at 69 constituencies in 18 provinces were forced to cancel voting due to protests and shortage of election officials and ballots.
Only 46.79 percent of voters nationwide cast their ballots, according to the Thai Election Commission.
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Thailand to hold new elections in late April for blocked polling stations
BANGKOK, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday resolved to hold new elections in late April for polling stations that were disrupted during the Jan. 26 advancing voting and Feb. 2 general election.
A new round of advance voting has been set for April 20 while new voting for polling stations blocked on Feb. 2 will be held on April 27, the Nation newspaper reported. Full story
Thai senatorial election set for March 30
BANGKOK, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Thai caretaker government on Tuesday approved a draft royal decree that sets the election of senators for March 30, as proposed by the Election Commission (EC).
The candidacy registration of senatorial candidates will last from March 4 to March 8, deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying. Full story
Thailand to hold new voting for blocked polling stations
BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Thai Election Commission (EC) Friday decided to hold a new round of voting for Jan. 26 advance voting and for 10,284 polling stations that were blocked by protesters in Feb. 2 general election. Full story