A follow up on my post yesterday about the Election Commission deadline: It’s all systems go, with Parliament set to open Monday.
The AP, via the WSJ, says:
Thailand’s Election Commission has certified enough winners of this month’s election for the new Parliament to convene Monday as scheduled.
Today’s Bangkok Post has more details:
The Election Commission yesterday cleared the way for the House of Representatives to convene after it endorsed a batch of 94 poll winners as MPs, while still refusing to lift its suspension of red-shirt core leader Jatuporn Prompan.
With the elections of 496 MPs affirmed, which exceeds the required number of 475, the House is on track to open for business within 30 days of the election as required by the constitution.
The first session is expected to be held on Monday.