Democrat MP Thepthai disqualified, new poll to be held

Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong has been disqualified in a unanimous decision by the Constitutional Court over poll fraud in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The court ruling announced on Wednesday immediately terminated Mr Thepthai’s MP status after he and his brother, Manote, were given a two-year jail term and a 10-year ban from politics for vote-buying in the election for provincial administration organisation chairman in the southern province in 2014. The provincial court made the ruling in August last year but Mr Thepthai fought to keep his MP status on the grounds that the case was not over. He and hi…

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