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Thailand faces two booze free weekends as election looms

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The Election Commission has confirmed that there will be a 24 hour alcohol ban in the weekend BEFORE the upcoming general election. 

Sunday 17th March will feature  a day of pre-voting.

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Alcohol sales and distribution is forbidden from 6pm on Saturday 16th until 6pm on Sunday 17th. 

Thaivisa notes that with another ban expected on the weekend of 23rd and 24th March this will mean two weekends in a row will be affected by the election. 

The election proper takes place on Sunday 24th March.

Pol Col Jarungwit Phumma, secretary of the EC confirmed the ban on 16th and 17th. 

He said that weddings and parties could still be organised at this time but there must be no alcohol.

Prospective candidates are forbidden from going onstage, too, he said. 

No election related polls are permitted in the seven day run-up to the election.

He said that the EC had received 43 complaints via their 1444 hotline and “Pineapple Eye” app with 11 of these related to alleged corruption and the rest being other irregularities. 

All these are currently being processed and investigated. 

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

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