By The Nation
The new charter requires the commissioners to have higher qualifications.
The commissioners who do not meet the requirement will be removed immediately, and Somchai fears that will lead to a political vacuum until the new commissioners replace them.
Somchai said the replacement process would take around nearly three months, and during the period the EC could not do anything critical in regards to politics, including preparing for the coming election.
Somchai urged the National Legislative Assembly, which will deliberate on the law after the Songkran New Year finishes, to take this matter into account to avoid the political vacuum.