EC has scheduled Dec 26 as date for MP numbers drawing


BANGKOK, 25 Dec 2013  – The Election Commission (EC) has scheduled December 26th for the drawing of party numbers to go on the ballot sheets. 

Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuttiyakorn has made the appointment with the 34 political parties running in the election for the drawing of their numbers on December 26.

The drawing will commence at 9 AM on Thursday at the Bangkok Youth Center in Din Daeng area of the capital, following the withdrawal of the protesters led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

He explained that the EC picked December 26th instead of the 25th, as the numbers drawing date in order to give more time to political leaders who are in the provinces to travel to the drawing site in time.

Mr. Somchai said he was satisfied to a certain extent with the PDRC’s decision to disperse; nonetheless, he realizes that there are still obstacles on the road to the national polls.