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Wed, July 26, 2006 : Last updated 19:24 pm (Thai local time)



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BURNING ISSUE

Make or break time is looming

Thaksin must decide whether to cling to power and risk facing street protests, while political parties must prepare for the prospect of a coalition government



CRIMINAL COURT VERDICT

What swayed the judges

Candidates allowed to switch seats; new entrants permitted; moves helped TRT





Day in court hailed as victory for justice

It took one lengthy court verdict and two court orders to finally put the three controversial election commissioners behind bars yesterday for malfeasance and illegally helping the ruling Thai Rak Thai Party to win the April elections.



EC trio get first taste of prison porridge

Election commissioners Vasana Puemlarp, Prinya Nakchudtree and Virachai Naewboonnien woke today at 6am to enjoy their first breakfast behind bars prepared by the Bangkok Remand Prison.



EC endorses another 17 senators

The Election Commission (EC) yesterday endorsed 17 new senators and called for a second round of voting in Amnat Charoen and Kalasin because the winners there had violated electoral law, an official said yesterday.



Suriya storms out of meeting

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit walked out of yesterday's Cabinet meeting in anger after a dispute with fellow Thai Rak Thai Party member and caretaker Transport Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal.



Chat Thai won't link with TRT: Somsak

The Chat Thai Party yesterday rejected a reported statement by Thai Rak Thai Party deputy leader Sudarat Keyuraphan that the two parties had agreed not to compete against each other in the next election.



Ruling party hopefuls to meet

Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will today call a meeting of Thai Rak Thai Party candidates to boost morale in the wake of yesterday's guilty verdict against three election commissioners, a party source said.



Good news for country: PAD

Regional leaders of the anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) applauded the Criminal Court's ruling yesterday that found the three election commissioners guilty of malfeasance.



Lone Democrat cages defiant watchdog

Three months ago when deputy secretary-general of the Democrat Party Thaworn Senneam walked into the Criminal Court to file a complaint against the election commissioners, accusing them of malfeasance and mismanaging the April election, he knew what he would encounter afterwards.






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