By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE LONG-AWAITED VERIFICATION of MPs-designate is still pending investigation by the Election Commission into petitions earlier filed against a number of those who scored victories in constituency-based mode for the May 14 election, said a source in the polling agency today (June 14).
Of a total of 400 MPs-designate who successfully contested in constituency-based mode, only 329 have been so far verified, leaving 71 others under probe on grounds of alleged vote-buying and other alleged violations of the election law at the moment, according to the source who only spoke on condition of anonymity.
Those who have yet to be verified include 21 Bhumjaithai MPs-designate, 20 Pheu Thai MPs-designate, 14 Palang Pracharath MPs-designate and 7 Move Forward MPs-designate, among others.
The polling agency is legally obliged to verify a minimum of 95% of all MPs-designate including 400 who won in constituency-based mode and 100 in party-listed mode in a 60-day time.
Nonetheless, the verification of a minimum of 475 MPs-designate is more or less expected later this month so that the first House meeting will be held in the next couple of weeks to pick a House speaker whilst a joint House/Senate session will open in the following week to name and vote Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat for prime minister.
Top: A list of MPs-designate, left, and the Election Commission logo, right. Photo: Thai Rath
Front Page: An official showing a ballot, left, and a list of MPs-designate right. Photo: Matichon