Pheu Thai's would-be candidates file complaint with Supreme Court

national January 09, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

Members of the Pheu Thai party seeking to contest the February 2 election in 29 southern constituencies filed a complaint with the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking for an injunction to endorse their candidacy right.

The 29 Pheu Thai members failed to register for the election in eight southern provinces as a result of the protests by supporters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee.
The Pheu Thai members had their lawyer, Narawit Lalaeng, file the complaint with the Supreme Court’s Election Division.
The complaint stated that they had done their part to register their candidacy but the Election Commission failed to register them as the candidates.
As a result, they would like the court endorse their right to contest the election.
The Supreme Court received the complaint for deliberation.
On Monday and Tuesday, 48 would-be candidates of Chart Thai Pattana, Chart Pattana, Bhum Jai Thai and small parties filed complaints with the Supreme Court, seeking an injunction to guarantee their candidatures as well.
The court has not yet made a decision on the injunction request.