EC dismisses nominee complaint against PPP

The Election Commission Thursday dismissed a complaint charging the People Power Party for acting as a nominee of the disbanded Thai Rak Thai Party on grounds that this is not an offence as defined by the law, EC secretary general Suthiphon Thaveechaigarn said.

The dismissal took place although four of five EC members found sufficient evidence for labelling the PPP as nominee acting on the disbanded party's behalf, Suthiphon said.

"Evidence indicates that the PPP is the proxy of the TRT but this does not constitute any violations as defined in the organic laws on political parties and elections," he said.

He revealed that three EC members voted for dismissal by citing the lack of legal definition for nominee as electoral offence. One member dismissed the charge on grounds for insufficient evidence to link the PPP to the TRT.

The Nation