From Ballot Box to Democracy: Public Forum on Electoral Reforms in Thailand

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) and We Watch are hosting a public forum on electoral reforms in Thailand on Monday, 18 December 2023.

After the 2023 Thai General Election, "From Ballot Box to Democracy: Public Forum on Electoral Reforms in Thailand" will bring together election observation groups, civil society and election management body to talk about election inclusiveness, reflect on the lessons about electoral reform in Asia, and map out the electoral reforms needed to consolidate to improve elections.

ANFREL program manager Brizza Margareth Rosales will be joining the panel on "Lessons from electoral reform in Asia". The forum will be streamed live via the Facebook pages of ANFREL and We Watch.

The agenda of the public forum will be as follows:

09.00 – 09.20 AM Opening Speech: “Inclusive and Participatory Elections” by Chompunut Chalieobun

09.20 – 10.20 AM
Discussion: “Lessons from electoral reform in Asia”

Speakers:
Brizza Margareth Rosales, Program Manager, ANFREL
Betty Epsilon Idroos, Member of the Election Commission Republic of Indonesia
Assistant Professor Dr. Onanong Thippimol, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University

Moderator: Omar Nunarnan, We Watch

10.40 – 10.50 AM
Presentation By the Election Commission of Thailand

Speaker: Veera Yeeprae, Deputy Secretary-General of the Election Commission of Thailand

10.50 – 12.00 PM
Discussion: “Directions for Thailand’s electoral reform”

Speakers:
Parit Wacharasindhu, Chairman of the Parliament’s Political
Development, Media, and People Participation Committee
Assistant Professor Dr. Pitch Pongsawat, Faculty of Political Science,
Chulalongkorn University
Panupun Som-skul , Director of Human Rights Situation Monitoring and Evaluation Bureau, Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand
Krit Seangsurin, We Watch

Moderator: Rachaneekorn Sriphawattana

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