The long-awaited Bangkok guv election might be kept in May with the Election Commission (EC) anticipated to validate a date in March, according to Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.
Gen Anupong prepared the tentative timeline throughout an address to parliament in action to Senator Wanchai Sornsiri’s movement on Monday.
The interior minister stated the problem of when to arrange a gubernatorial survey will be used up for conversation in between the cabinet and the EC. After that, the date will be described the cabinet for approval and the survey is to be held within 60 days or by May.
Gen Anupong stated he would leave it to the cabinet to choose if the Bangkok guv survey will be hung on the very same day as the election for Pattaya City mayor.
The minister stated he would propose that the Pattaya mayor race be hung on the very same day as the Bangkok guv survey given that the 2 elections do not overlap in regards to location. Nevertheless, he stated that on the very same day as the guv election, the Bangkok councillor surveys will likewise continue.
The guv contest need to be held within 60 days of the cabinet revealing its date. “May is most likely the most appropriate time due to the fact that there are no public vacations throughout that month,” Gen Anupong stated.
The minister rejected the federal government was dragging its feet to wait on the most politically appropriate time to call an election.