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Democracy Update 3/4/13

IMG_2149During Wednesday’s press conference, UDD co-leaders discussed obstacles to the ongoing efforts to amend the post-coup Constitution of 2007 as well as a recent ruling by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) regarding Jatuporn Prompan’s disqualification from parliament in 2011. They also announced a commemorative rally that is being held in Bangkok on April 10th in honor of those who died during the brutal and illegal military crackdown of Red Shirt protests in 2010.

The UDD supports the Pheu Thai government’s efforts to amend the post-coup Constitution, but pro-coup forces have continuously tried, and often succeeded, to thwart the amendment process. In one such recent effort, opposition Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn has petitioned the Constitutional Court to issue an injunction against the parliamentary proceedings and dissolve the Pheu Thai party.

While the Court rejected Senator Somchai’s appeal for an injunction, it has accepted his petition to consider the constitutionality of the proposed constitutional amendments, in particular alterations to Sections 68 and 237. The UDD co-leaders expressed frustration that the amendment process is facing obstacles every step of the way.

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Democracy Update 27/2/13

The UDD is in full preparation for Sunday’s gubernatorial election in Bangkok. Thousands of volunteers have attended training workshops and will monitor polling units throughout the city, Red Shirt leaders said at the UDD’s weekly press conference on Wednesday.

UDD leader Tida Tawornseth stated,

We are doing our part to promote and improve democratic practice in Thailand. We want a clean and transparent election.

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Thousands of Red Shirts to Monitor Bangkok Election

Thousands of Red Shirt volunteers gathered at Bangkok Thonburi University on Sunday for a training session on the upcoming Bangkok gubernatorial election. The UDD is collaborating with the Election Commission to monitor the election for foul-play and ensure transparency. Members of the Election Commission joined UDD leaders in outlining election procedures to the attendees.

Among the topics that were discussed were the proper ways of marking the ballots and the proper methods of reporting incorrect procedures.

According to UDD leader Tida Tawornseth,

During the last gubernatorial election, there were 200,000 invalid ballots, how is that possible? We must help make sure that the proper procedure is followed.

An anticipated 10,000 Red Shirt volunteers will join other election observers at polling stations on March 3rd.

 

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Democracy Update

During the UDD’s weekly press conference on Wednesday, co-leaders discussed the ongoing push for amnesty, efforts to observe the upcoming gubernatorial elections, and plans to expand political education initiatives across the country.

The UDD continues to push for the Amnesty Decree to be passed by the cabinet as an emergency resolution for political prisoners on both sides of the conflicts. Other groups have proposed alternative pathways for amnesty, such as Nitirat’s plan to add an amnesty chapter to the Constitution. While the UDD welcomes amnesty for political prisoners by any means possible, the co-leaders argue that an Amnesty Decree would offer the quickest solution.

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