The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has suspended all elections of local councillors and administrators, with the majority of replacements when terms end to be selected from present and former government officials.
The NCPO announced on Tuesday night that elections to replace local councillors and their administrators whose terms had ended will be postponed. In the case of local councils that have less than half their members remaining in office, their terms will also end.
In Bangkok, their replacements will be selected by a committee chaired by the permanent secretary for interior and also comprising the auditor-general, the Election Commission secretary-general, the secretary-general of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the secretary-general of the Council of State, the attorney-general and the secretary-general of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) or their representatives, and another member who can be either the head of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries or the Lawyers Council of Thailand. These three leaders will select which one will represent them.
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