Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thailand - more poll chaos

Further chaos with regard to the rerun of this Aprils General Election ordered by the courts. The Election Commission has picked a date of 2nd October. The court had suggested that the elections should be rerun within 60 days i.e by early July. Just to add to the confusion the courts had suggested that the Election Commission should resign but they do not appear to have the power to remove them. They have now said that the meeting which was held and which agreed the October date was illegal as not all the commissioners were present. Just to add to the problems this piece from the BBC seems to suggest that the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has started to resume some of his duties despite standing aside a few weeks ago.

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