A law reform panel has floated a proposal seeking to prevent local politicians from contesting by-elections forced by their resignation.The proposal by the Law Reform Commission (LRC) will be forwarded to the House of Representatives and the Senate, which are deliberating the draft bill governing local elections.
Under the LRC's proposal, should local administration leaders resign and then apply for the by-elections organised to fill the posts they have vacated, they should pay for the election costs themselves. If they resign and do not apply to contest the by-election, they would not have to pay.
It covers municipality councils, provincial administrative organisations and tambon administrative organisations.
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