Thailand’s political parties on May 19 began registration for the country’s general election scheduled for July 3.

By-mid-day, a total of 29 parties had applied to the Election Commission (EC), according to EC Chairman Apichart Sukhagganond.

Six parties, including the two key parties of the Puea Thai Party and the Democracy Party, submitted their full list of candidates.

As scheduled, the registration process will close on May 23. The EC will verify each candidate’s qualification within 10 days and will announce the list of qualified candidates.

Candidates who are rejected from the list by the EC will have the right to request the Thai Supreme Court’s consideration within seven days and the EC will later announce the final list of candidates for the election./.