EC approves poll results for 58 new Senators; held back,19 pending probe


BANGKOK, April 8 —  Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday approved Senatorial election results, endorsing 58 candidates but 19 candidates, including Jaruwan Mainthaka, who won election in Bangkok, have not been endorsed pending a further probe. 

EC Secretary-General Puchong Nutrawong said that the commission has endorsed 58 new senators but has not yet approved 19 winners including former auditor-general Jaruwan after appointed senator Paiboon Nititawan allegedly campaigned for her when he was on stage at the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) rally.

The EC is expected to approve the second batch of winners on April 29.

The March 30 election was to elect senators, one from each of the 77 provinces, to partially fill the 150-seat Senate. The remaining seats were to be filled by appointed senators.