July 17, 2013 00:00 By Chanikarn Phumhiran The Natio
The Office of the Constitutional Court has informed Senate Speaker of the resignation of Constitutional Court president Wasan Soypisudh, court spokesman Pimol Thampitakpong said on Wednesday.
Pimol said the resignation was in accordance with an agreement made by the Constitutional Court judges that Wasan would not stay in the post for longer than two years.
The normal term of Constitutional Court judges term is nine years. Each judge can take the post for only one term.
Since Wasan assumed the presidency of the court on August 24, 2011, he has improved the administrative system and also pushed for speedier performance, stressing that each case must be considered within one year. In early 2012, the court had 123 unfinished cases: 109 of these have now been closed, Pimol said.
The court currently has 30 unfinished cases, he added.