CDC’s Thawinwadee: 58.9% of Thais support election of prime minister

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BANGKOK, 10 March 2015 – The Constitution Drafting Committee has found that more than half of Thai people prefer to see the new prime minister who is elected by voters in a general election.

Chairwoman of the CDC’s sub-committee on the promotion of public participation Thawinwadee Bureekul said that the sub-committee joined the National Statistical Office to conduct a survey on 5,800 samples during March 5 an 11.

Ms. Thawinwaddee said that the survey found many developments have been approved of by more than 90% of the respondents.

Those issues are such as the rights of the people to vote in a public referendum when it comes to the matter of national interest and the compulsory assets disclosure by members of all independent organizations.

She added that 67.6% of the surveyed people believe women should represent at least 30% of political office holders while 58.9% wanted the next prime minister to be a member of parliament.