EC’s secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma, acting in his capacity as the registrar of political parties, brings the case to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.
EC’s secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma, acting in his capacity as the registrar of political parties, brings the case to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.

Constitutional Court due to discuss Thai Raksa Chart fate

Breaking News February 13, 2019 17:27

By The Nation

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The Constitutional Court is scheduled to meet on Thursday afternoon to decide whether it will accept a petition for the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party for alleged hostility to the constitutional monarchy.



The schedule was set after the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday sought a judgement from the court to disband the party.

Known as an offshoot of Thaksin-backed Pheu Thai Party, Thai Raksa Chart last Friday nominated His Majesty the King's eldest sister Princess Ubolratana as its prime ministerial candidate. 

Ubolratana was later disqualified as a candidate by the EC following HM King’s command that she was still a member of the Royal Family and should stay above politics.

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