Election Commission decides to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart, Constitutional Court to have final say

The Election Commission has voted unanimously to ask the Constitutional Court to consider disbanding the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party. 

A press release of the EC’s office said that the commission reached the resolution to recommend the party’s dissolution to the Constitutional Court late Tuesday night after finding the party’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana as its sole prime ministerial candidate detrimental to democratic rule with the King as the head of state.

EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma who personally handed over the EC’s resolution to the Constitutional Court told the media that the commission arrived at the resolution on late Tuesday night.

Regarding the Thai Raksa Chart party’s defence evidence, he said that they would be sent to the EC chairman for consideration in the next meeting.

The party’s legal team submitted its evidence to defend its role in the controversial nomination of its prime ministerial candidate to the EC this morning which was already too late as the commission had already made its decision.


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