Meechai Ruchuphan, former president of National Legislative Assembly, Wednesday clarified that Article 7 of the Constitution does not authorise the nomination and appointment of a prime minister.
Meechai, a respected legal expert, made the clarification in answer to a question posted on his website, MeechaiThailand.com.
“Article 7 does not authorise the appointment of prime minister. Those who talk about an ‘Article7 prime minister; have copied the phrase from someone who said it earlier because it appears cool,” Meechai wrote on his website.
“Article 7 is enforced when no article of the Constitution can be applied directly. In such a case, the ruling tradition will be applied but it will depend on the goal of the application of the article.”