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EC presses ahead with redraw without court ruling

Ittiporn Boonpracong

The Election Commission (EC) will today proceed with redrawing the electoral boundaries to accommodate an increase in the number of constituency MPs from 350 to 400, according to chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong.

He said the new boundaries would be announced despite the Constitutional Court not yet having issued a ruling on the inclusion of non-Thai citizens in its formula.

“Should the electoral map have to be revised, we’re ready. Every province has been told to prepare for this,” said Mr Ittiporn.

While maintaining the inclusion of non-Thais is dictated by law, the EC came under pressure to ask the court to rule on the issue for clarity. In response, the poll chiefs last week lodged a petition seeking a…

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