Isaan plagued by vote buying: EC

Election Commission member Sodsri Satayatham said on Thursday that the Northeast was plagued with a highest number of complaints on campaign violations.

"Based on complaints filed, Isaan is seeing more cases of votebuying than other regions," she said.

Sodsri said allegations were mostly about free trips for villagers in exchange for supports as organised by village headmen acting as vote canvassers.

She also criticised that a certain party relied on the underhanded tactics of raising false claims for being bullied by the soldiers. The People Power Party earlier complained about the military ploy to block it from grabbing power.

The Nation