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Thailand parliamentary election news

Categories: East Asia, Thailand, Citizen Media, Elections

Parliamentary elections in Thailand are unique. Bangkok Pundit [1] cites section 74 of the election law [2] that says there is no such thing a a sure win for an unopposed candidate–he must get at least 20% of all eligible votes. Voters who want him to lose can cast a “No” vote instead. There are some voters, however, who exercise their right to vote differently. Some write messages [1] like “Thaksin get out” on their ballots. A political science lecturer opted to tear up his ballot [3] in front of the TV cameras. Newshound in BKK has a photo and a write-up on the latter.