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Primary voting system not likely, says CDC

Primary voting system not likely, says CDC

WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016

It is unlikely that the primary voting system will be adopted in the charter organic law on political parties, the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) spokesman Udom Rat-amarit said yesterday.

CDC representatives met with the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) to look for ways of ensuring that political parties belong to the people. 
They decided to get recommendations from political parties on September 28 and comments from the Election Commissions before drafting the bill.
Public participation in screening MP candidates will be allowed, but it is unlikely that lawmakers will resort to primary votes. A ceiling on public donations will also be set to prevent capitalists from wielding influence on political parties or dominating them. 
Political parties will not face too many restrictions when being established, but they must have enough members and money to drive political activities. 
Udom said the CDC had no plans for “set zero” or to dissolve all parties in order to pave the way for a new political beginning.