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40 senators to ask Constitutional Court to rule on state of emergency declaration

The group of 40 senators will ask the Constitutional Court to rule whether the government had violated the charter by declaring the state of emergency in Bangkok and nearby provinces, one of them said Wednesday.

Paibul Nititawan, an appointed senator and member of the group, said the declaration of state of emergency definitely violated Article 181 and Article 237.

Paibul said Article 184 prohibited the government from using state personnel to gain advantage in an election and Article 237 prohibited any political party from doing anything that would allow them to have an advantage in the election.

Paibul said he would file a petition with the court on Thursday.

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