Most Thai voters happy with election results, poll shows

The majority of voters are happy with the results of the May 14 general election and will make the same choices if given a second chance, a recent survey shows.The National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) poll covered 1,310 people aged 18 and above across ...

The Nation Reporter

What Thailand’s election of a radical new government means for science

Thai voters backed radical reform at last Sunday’s general election, handing victory to the Move Forward Party, a youth-oriented party advocating for wholesale changes to the nation’s bureaucracy, economy, military and monarchy. The election result comes as the country is pursuing plans to move from a ...

Thailand Begins Early Voting Ahead of General Election

More than two million Thais who registered for early voting began casting their ballots Sunday ahead of next week’s general election, with opposition parties projected to win a majority. The vote is taking place amid an intensifying struggle for power in Thailand. The May 14 election ...

How Thailand’s general election works

Thailand’s general election on May 14 will see a 52-million electorate vote for their next government. This is what you need to know:Parliament and the pollThailand’s Parliament consists of 250 appointed senators in the Upper House, and 500 MPs in the Lower House, also known ...

Better deal for workers

As Thailand marks Labour Day today, parties are busy campaigning for the upcoming election on May 14. Many parties are proposing policies to support workers, with a key highlight being an increase in daily minimum wages. However, questions have been raised about this proposal, as ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

2023 General Election: Which political party is ‘greenest’?

As the May 14 general election is approaching, most political parties have come up with environmental policies. Here The Nation looks into what eight leading parties are offering.Droughts, floods and forest fires can all be put down to climate change. Extreme weather last year served ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand's $98 billion 2024 budget to be delayed over election

Thailand’s 3.35 trillion baht ($98.38 billion) budget for the 2024 fiscal year starting in October could be delayed by four or five months, the Budget Bureau said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country heads to an election set for May.The budget is needed to ...

Breakdown: Party readiness and economic policies

The House of Representatives was dissolved on Monday, paving way for the next general election on May 14.In terms of campaign readiness, four out of 87 competing parties have set up offices and fielded MP candidates for all 77 provinces. This includes the main opposition ...

Transparency in upcoming election and EC’s role in focus on Open Data Day

The performance of Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) and the people’s expectations in terms of fairness and transparency in the approaching general election formed the crux of discussions on International Open Data Day, which is commemorated on the first Saturday of March every year.Experts from various ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand set for a pro-junta government

Thailand’s official election results due this week are set to boost a push by a pro-military party to form a governing coalition, unless an imminent court ruling complicates the picture.The party, Palang Pracharath, is a proxy for the military government and is duelling for power ...

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