The Election Commission has ordered a ballot recount in Yala province. The EC agreed in a three-to-two vote yesterday to order the recount in Yala’s constituency 2 following a complaint filed by Pheu Thai MP candidate, Sugarno Matha, EC deputy secretary-general Somchart Jesrichai said.
Mr Sugarno told the EC earlier that the total number of ballots cast did not match the voter turnout in the constituency. Mr Sugarno received 33 votes less than Abdulkarim Dengrakeena, the winner from the Democrat Party. There were more than 9,000 dud ballots in the constituency.
The vote recount scheduled for July 31 in the constituency will be conducted in front of video cameras.
In Ratchaburi, Yotsak Cheewawinyu, a failed election candidate from the Democrat Party, lodged a complaint with the EC demanding a by-election in the constituency after local residents found a bag containing about 100 used ballots abandoned in Ban Pong district of the province on Monday.
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