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    Government declines to confirm speculation of general election in August 2018

    BANGKOK, 6th September 2017 (NNT) - The government cannot confirm speculation that the general election may take place in a yearís time.

    Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday that it remains unclear if the timing of the next election could be as early as August 2018 as suggested by the Election Commission because the government is still awaiting the enactment of all organic laws related to the national poll.

    Nevertheless, Gen. Prawit confirmed that there will eventually be a general election as planned in the national roadmap.

    Meanwhile, Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Commission, Meechai Ruchuphan also said that everyone should wait for the passing of all four organic laws, which are related to the election, before details of the next poll are clarified while insisting that the charter drafters will complete the drafting process by the deadline.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Government declines to confirm speculation of general election in August 2018

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    After more than 4 years of military rule it would be interesting to see what happens if the people are still determined to vote the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    everyone should wait for the passing of all four organic laws, which are related to the election, before details of the next poll are clarified while insisting that the charter drafters will complete the drafting process by the deadline.
    "January 05, 2017

    The Constitution Drafting Committee will not rush in finishing the drafting of the charter-mandated organic laws, but will finish them within 8-month timeframe as constitutionally specified.
    CDC spokesman Udom Rath-amarith said Thursday that the CDC would not rush to finish the draft of MP election bill quickly because it must wait for political parties to adjust themselves in six months’ time with new election rules as specified in the political party bill.

    Also, he said the CDC would have to wait for the Election Commission to make adjustments in compliance with the new law.

    Mr Udom insisted that all the organic laws must be completed within eight months as mandated by the charter in time for the holding of a general election within this year.

    The CDC is due to consider the bill regarding the National Human Rights Commission on Monday and, in so doing, the CDC will stage a public hearing to allow all stake holders to share their view on this issue."

    CDC will not rush in drafting organic laws - Thai PBS English News

    That would have elections held in Aug 2017.

    Now they are declining to confirm election in Aug 2018. What a scam!
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Loose ends, or perhaps the looters have overlooked something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    After more than 4 years of military rule it would be interesting to see what happens if the people are still determined to vote the wrong way.
    After some 50-60 years of military [and other] rule.

    Corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    After more than 4 years of military rule it would be interesting to see what happens if the people are still determined to vote the wrong way.
    After some 50-60 years of military [and other] rule.

    Corrected.
    Why Thailand Has Had More Coup Attempts Than Almost Any Other Country
    May 22, 2014

    When Thailandís military announced a full takeover of the government on Thursday, many were quick to note that this was nothing new for the ďLand of Coups.Ē The nation holds the unfortunate distinction of having had more attempted coups in the past century than almost any other country in the world, 19 in total. Coups so dominate Thailandís politics that there is even a season nicknamed after them.

    Why Thailand Has Had More Coup Attempts Than Almost Any Other Country | HuffPost

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    it remains unclear if the timing of the next election could be as early as August 2018
    No, far too early to risk chaos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    After more than 4 years of military rule it would be interesting to see what happens if the people are still determined to vote the wrong way.
    After some 50-60 years of military [and other] rule.

    Corrected.
    Why Thailand Has Had More Coup Attempts Than Almost Any Other Country
    May 22, 2014

    When Thailandís military announced a full takeover of the government on Thursday, many were quick to note that this was nothing new for the ďLand of Coups.Ē The nation holds the unfortunate distinction of having had more attempted coups in the past century than almost any other country in the world, 19 in total. Coups so dominate Thailandís politics that there is even a season nicknamed after them.

    Why Thailand Has Had More Coup Attempts Than Almost Any Other Country | HuffPost
    And yet, this rather naÔve article, like other related punditry, ever comes close to intelligently analyzing the true rhymes and reasons - as any conclusions are extremely surfaced predictable.

    We might expect this from the usual mainstream outsider/insider sources and those who continue to pass on links as this and repeating over and again.
    Why bother with such falsehoods.

    Only a few brave souls might examine and speak out honestly and true.

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    Eastern-centric cultural indoctrination to maintain a manufactured [or not] sense of dependence and obedience to the educated elites.

    Same as it ever was.

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    Meechai says election date cannot be set yet until the election law is enacted


    The general election date will be set once the organic law regarding the election bill has become effective, Constitution Drafting Committee chairman Meechai Ruchupan said on Thursday (Sept 7).

    He noted that all the talks and speculation about the date of the next general election are premature because there are legal procedures that have to be observed while the election bill is in the process of being deliberated.

    The Election Commission (EC) earlier set Aug 19, 2018 as a tentative date for general election. The date was fixed after the EC’s board held a meeting on July 17 to lay down a timeframe for the next general election in 2018.

    EC chairman Supachai Somcharoen said in July that the tentative date for general election was set in line with the working timetable of election officials. The tentative date was just a preparatory date.

    Mr Meechai, however, disclosed that the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) was still in the process of drafting a bill on corruption suppression and prevention which is expected to be completed this month after which the CDC would move on drafting a bill regarding the selection of senators due to be completed in October.

    The last organic law which concerns the election of House representatives is set to be completed in November and it will then be submitted to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberations.

    The CDC chairman admitted that he could not guarantee that the NLA would endorse every organic law drafted by the CDC.

    “I cannot read the mind of all the 240 NLA members. Please do not assume,” said Mr Meechai, assuring that the CDC will still be around until the last organic bill is passed and promulgated.

    Meechai says election date cannot be set yet until the election law is enacted - Thai PBS English News

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    As if any said election[s] would make a difference towards anything.
    The highly intact systems of old remain the same.

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    For sure, but it's nice to let the people think they're involved in who runs their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    it remains unclear if the timing of the next election could be as early as August 2018
    No, far too early to risk chaos.
    They could leave it ten years and it will have the same result.

    The genie is well out of the bottle.

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    Too many seem to be missing the boat.
    The rhetoric cycles.
    Nothing will change, regardless of sitting government or anything intended, as long as the deeply historic patronage systems have their say in one form or another.


    In the mean while, and greatly lost in any distinguished discussions/debates/theories, the good Thai population live everyday as they see fit - independent, free, and self-sufficient - as they have historically under whatever government is serving for the day.

    Historically [as it is present day], the elite/ruling class exist for their own self-serving purpose, naturally........the odd reality is that such surface sovereignty has really never had a negative or repressive effect on the everyday lives and general movement of the respective populations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao
    In the mean while, and greatly lost in any distinguished discussions/debates/theories, the good Thai population live everyday as they see fit - independent, free, and self-sufficient - as they have historically under whatever government is serving for the day.
    You really should visit Thailand once in a while.

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    The Junta stated that elections might occure on Nov/Dec 2018 instead of August...

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    When they say might they rarely add might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    The Junta stated that elections might occure on Nov/Dec 2018 instead of August...
    They'll keep pushing up the time frame, as no one takes notice anyway.

    Any type of elective process is certainly quite futile if the traditional systems remain the same.

    Why bother with false inducing rhetoric.
    Thainess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao
    In the mean while, and greatly lost in any distinguished discussions/debates/theories, the good Thai population live everyday as they see fit - independent, free, and self-sufficient - as they have historically under whatever government is serving for the day.
    You really should visit Thailand once in a while.
    That would involve the creation of passenger-carrying, interplanetary transport.

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    "Any type of elective process is certainly quite futile ..." though, it will be interesting to see how they handle the MMP process, if an election occurs. Will they understand why they have two votes, and which is the most important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayZee View Post
    "Any type of elective process is certainly quite futile ..." though, it will be interesting to see how they handle the MMP process, if an election occurs. Will they understand why they have two votes, and which is the most important?
    Yet. the hard lined ruling class system still exist regardless of elections or those elected.
    All remain the same unless that historically corrupt system, that pulls the strings, is removed from the environment.

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