Constitutional Court rejects Democrat's request for Pheu Thai's dissolution
February 05, 2014 00:00 3,171 Viewed
The Constitutional Court has rejected a complaint submitted by members of the Democrat party to have the Pheu Thai Party dissolved.
The Democrats claimed that by holding the February 2 election while parts of the country were placed under the emergency decree, Pheu Thai caused the election to be unfair and not free.
The court, by a majority ruling, said there were insufficient grounds to conclude that the imposition of the emergency decree during the election violated Article 68 of the Constitution as claimed by the complainants – Wirat Kalayasiri, former Songkhla MP for the Democrat Party, and Paiboon Nititawan, former Democrat party-list MP.