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EC takes poll row to court

The Election Commission will petition the Constitutional Court today to rule on whether the poll can be rescheduled, EC secretary general Puchong Nutrawong said yesterday. The agency wants to try to ascertain which body - the EC or the Cabinet - has authority to set a new election date.

The EC previously suggested that the election be postponed from February 2, but the PM and government said it had no authority to do that.

According to Article 214 of the Constitution, whenever there is a conflict of power between the governing bodies, the matter may be settled by the Constitutional Court.


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