Candidacy registration for Thai House seats kicks off

The registration for constituency-based candidates to file for a total of 375 seats in Thailand`s House of Representatives kicked off nationwide today and will continue till May 28.

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 15:08 PM IST

Bangkok: The registration for
constituency-based candidates to file for a total of 375 seats in Thailand`s House of Representatives kicked off nationwide today and will continue till May 28.

In Bangkok, the Election Commission of Thailand (EC)
is registering candidates at Thai-Japanese youth sports centre
in Din Daeng district, which was also the venue for the
registration of party-listed candidates from May 19-23.

Candidates of the caretaker Prime Minister Abhisit
Vejjajiv`s Democrat Party, who are running in 33
constituencies in Bangkok, first arrived at the venue about an
hour before the registration opened at 8:30 am. They were
given morale support from their now No 1 candidate Abhisit,
who dropped by on his way to work at Government House.

"Yingluck Shinawatra", the No 1 listed candidate of
the Puea Thai Party, and the youngest sister of exiled ex-Thai
premier Thaksin Shinawatra, also led 33 candidates from her
party to the registration.

Constituency-based candidates of many other political
parties also went for the registration.

Active registrations for candidates in other provinces
running for the remaining Thai House seats were also reported
from other venues designated by the election agency.

PTI