Angry citizens lash EC over delay in ratifying Chadchart’s election
The Election Commission (EC) received a lot of complaints on the hotline after it did not endorse Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt’s election victory on Monday as expected.
A source from the EC Office said the commission has been urged to check and see if Chadchart had broken any laws when he came up with special election posters. The EC is scheduled to meet again on Tuesday afternoon, the source said.
A source added that the EC has been receiving complaints on its 1444 hotline since Monday after the decision. Many people have called to ask questions and express their feelings. The source said that people continued to call on Tuesday.
They asked several questions related to the EC’s decision. Many of the callers asked if the EC would endorse Chadchart on Tuesday or why the EC had not held a meeting in the morning.
According to the source, most callers complained rudely but the staff tried to listen and told them to wait for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
The EC must announce the results within 30 days of election day if there is no evidence of irregularities. In cases where there is evidence of irregularity, the commission must announce the results or organise another election within 60 days.