2007 Mission Report: Thailand Parliamentary Election
The election to Thailand's House of Representatives on 23 December 2007 was a landmark in many ways. After nearly 16 months of military rule, it restored democratic rule to the country. It was the first election held under a new Constitution which brought in widespread changes to the electoral system, and was regulated by new, stricter laws. After the dismissal of the previous team of ECT in 2006, the election was also the test for a new set of Commissioners who hoped to restore faith in the independence of the institution.