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Election Commission Bill passed by NLA

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View of the Parliament of Thailand. Image: พีรพัฒน์ วิมลรังครัตน์ / Abhisit Vejjajiva /flickr.

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday passed the Election Commission Bill into law by a vote of 194-0 with seven abstentions, disregarding the six objections raised by the Election Commission.

The bill was earlier passed by the NLA on June 9 by a vote of 177-1 with five abstentions. It was drafted by the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) and amended by an NLA panel that proposed that the current five EC commissioners be removed and replaced by seven new ones.

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By Thai PBS

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