Poll: electoral processes lack transparency


BANGKOK, 31 January 2014 Recent survey results suggested that the majority of Thai people doubt whether the February 2 election will be transparent. 

Envirosell, a pioneering behavioral research and consulting firm, conducted a survey on the public opinion on the upcoming election, on 1,000 residents across the country from January 28-30.

The survey found that 66 percent of the respondents lacked faith in the transparency of the electoral process. The public trust recorded in the survey was estimated at 33.87 points out of 100.

Only 22 percent of those surveyed intended to exercise their voting rights on Sunday, with 45 percent saying no to the voting.

64 percent confirmed they needed a political reform for the country prior to an election, whereas 24 percent said they opted for the reform after the polls.

An overwhelming 71 percent of respondents believed that a postponement of the general election was needed and that the current government should resign to make way for another caretaker government.