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Thai election board investigates would-be premier

Thai election board investigates would-be premier

Thailand's state Election Commission has begun investigating would-be Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for possible violations of electoral laws before her party won this month's election.
The commission said complaints allege that people banned from politics were active in her campaign. One person who is under a legal ban is Yingluck's brother. Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is charged with helping her Pheu Thai party.
It won 265 seats in the 500-seat lower house of parliament July 3. The commission on Tuesday certified the winners of 358 seats in the lower house of parliament. Yingluck is among 142 candidates whose certifications were deferred.


Updated : 2021-08-02 15:12 GMT+08:00