EC Says Party-List Seats May Be Calculated After May 9

A voter cast a ballot March 24 in Bangkok's Sai Mai district.
A voter cast a ballot March 24 in Bangkok's Sai Mai district.

BANGKOK — The Election Commission said Thursday it will only announce the distribution of party-list MP seats after constituency MP results.

Since constituency seat results are slated to be released on May 9, the latest statement from the commission means party list-MP results may be announced after that date.

Commissioner Sawaeng Boonmee said the body is still deciding how to lawfully compute the allocation of party-list MP seats. The commission also promised to be “careful” in choosing the formula in accordance with the election law.

The announcement came after the Constitutional Court on Wednesday refused to weigh in on the formula most recently proposed by the EC. The court insisted that it’s the responsibility of the commission to come up with the computation formula itself.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the election results will be announced after May 9. In fact, the Election Commission did not confirm that postponement.