- Prime Minister THAKSIN called snap elections after thousands of protesters rallied in February to ask for his resignation following a controversial sale of his family’ s telecom conglomerate Shin Corp to Singaporean investors. His critics claim that sale was engineered so that Prime Minister THAKSIN’s family avoided paying capital gains tax.
- Elections for the Senate will also be held on April 19. Political parties are not allowed to run for seats in the Senate.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
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