The most questionable election in Thai history?

Submitted on Mon, 2019-03-25 17:35PrachataiThailand’s 2019 general election took place yesterday (24 March), and following the difficulties faced by overseas voters and early voters, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) did not seem to be doing better on the election day. Three hashtags about the election took the first three places on Twitter’s Thailand trend since last night, as voters complain about the ECT’s mismanagements and possible election fraud. Reports of several irregularities started to surface later during the day and continue on into the night, from there being too many ballots in a constituency, irregularities in the list of eligible voters, to the live report of the vote count being severely erroneous. Prachatai presents a brief timeline of the election on 24 March 2019. 24 March 8.00 The poll opens. UN team observes election, EU says OK came too late. Polling stations in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Pathumthani were monitored by four teams of UN observers. The list of international observers for this election included representatives of foreign embassies and election commissions, and Inter-IDEA. Meanwhile, the EU said they are not participating since the official invitation from the Thai authorities did not come in time. 11:00 Adchara Saravari, a former Thai Raksa Chart Samut Sakorn MP candidate, posted on her Facebook page this morning that her picture is still posted on the board in front of the polling station, even if TRC has already been dissolved.  Meanwhile, We Watch reported that the TRC candidate's information is still on display in front of a polling station in Pitsanulok's Constituency 3. Since the Constitutional Court has already ruled to dissolve TRC, any ballot voting for the party will be invalid. 13:47  Thairath TV reported that soldiers voting at polling stations in Samsen Nai were being observed by an official while in the polling booth.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, The most questionable election in Thai history?, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you The most questionable election in Thai history?





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Published By: Prachatai - Monday, 25 March



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