Charter court chief focuses on balance

national March 16, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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The Constitution Court has historically sought solutions for the country in times of political gridlock, its president Wasan Soypisudh said yesterday.



At a seminar on the court’s role in keeping the balance in Thai politics, he referred to the court’s resolution to dissolve the People Power, Chart Thai and Matchima Thipataya parties. If various groups had not staged so many rallies at the time, the decision might have been different, he said. “If the country at that time had been peaceful, the government and the opposition could have joined hands, the country could have moved forward, and I believe most of the judges would have decided not to dissolve the parties,” he said. “But the country at that time was chaotic and the Constitution Court had to use its judgement to maintain law and order,” he said, adding however that the court was under no pressure.

Meanwhile, Thammasat University deputy rector Nakarin Mektrairat said the court had the important duty of maintaining a balanced political environment 

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