Government & Politics

Thai cabinet approves 5.9 billion baht budget for next General Election

The Thai cabinet has approved a budget of 5.95 billion baht for the Election Commission (EC) to hold this year’s General Election.


5.104 million baht is for the EC’s preparations and to hold the election across the country.


840 million baht is intended for other state agencies and state enterprises working to support the EC. These include expenses associated with voting by Thai nationals abroad, educational campaigns about the election by the Education Ministry and expenses for the Royal Thai Police to maintain peace and order during the election.


The four-year term of the House of Representatives is due to end on March 23rd. The election must then be held within 45 days.


Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service