Pheu Thai may seek disqualification
Pheu Thai is considering filing a complaint with the Election Commission to try to disqualify Bangkok governor-elect Sukhumbhand Paribatra over statements by Democrat leaders that allegedly framed its candidate, deputy party spokesman Jirayu Huangsap said yesterday.
The party had gathered video clips of the Democrats' 12 rallies as evidence, but was considering whether to file a complaint directly in the name of the party, or to let people do it, he said.
Jirayu played a clip showing Democrat MP Suthep Thaugsuban saying: "They have set this: their group will take over the country to establish a new Thai state where the political system is not a constitutional monarchy."
The Election Commission last week refused to endorse Sukhumbhand's victory in the March 3 election saying there were a few complaints against him that needed to be probed first while the law allows the EC up to 30 days after an election before endorsing the result.