The Election Commission of Thailand : Considerations on status, provenance, and authority to decide arguments for the election of members of the House of Representatives

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Jirakit Saenglee


The Election Commission of Thailand is an independent organ first established by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand 1997 and has continued with the Constitutions of 2007 and 2017 to have and control elections by ensuring honesty, fairness and decide on disputes arising from elections.  However, the provision of the Election Commission in the constitution raises the question of its status as an organization and verifiability in the legal system. The source of the Election Commission of Thailand, democratic legitimacy problems remain. Restriction of the right of candidates to be elected may potentially lead to problems examined juridically. 

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