Prompong asks EC to dissolve Democrat Party

national February 05, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Pheu Thai party spokesman Prompong Nopparit on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission, asking it to seek a court order to dissolve the Democrat Party.

Prompong alleged that the Democrats had violated Article 68 of the Constitution by seeking to overthrow the democratic system through their support for protesters in blocking the February 2 election.
The complaint alleged that the Democrats supported the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, which is led by former Democrat MP Suthep Thaugsuban, in blocking the election.
Prompong also handed over video CDs of the PDRC’s protests and blockades of the party-list candidacy registration, the advance voting and the February 2 election.
Prompong said the Democrats had asked the Office of Ombudsmen to seek a ruling by the Constitutional Court to annul the election because the Democrat wanted to overthrow an elected government.
“The country is embroiled in problems now because the Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep would not accept the rules of the nation. Although the government dissolved the House and set a new election date, the Democrats refused to contest the election and used the reforms as an excuse to further its own political interests,” Prompong said.

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