Up to 30 groups apply to be political parties on first day of registration

Tuk tuk carrying a poster during a Thai election campaign

Tuk tuk carrying a poster during a Thai election campaign. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.




BANGKOK, 2nd March 2018 (NNT) – Up to 30 groups have shown an interest in registering as political parties on the first day of applications.

The Election Commission (EC) has so far received applications to register as a political party from 30 different groups, some arriving before the process officially started this morning. Registrations were recently allowed by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) following the new political party organic law taking effect.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua
National News Bureau of Thailand

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