6 June 2024

The Constitutional Court has agreed to extend the deadline to May 18 for the Move Forward party to submit its defence against the Election Commission’s (EC) application to the court seeking its dissolution and its committee members banned from politics for ten years.

As May 18 falls on Saturday, however, the deadline is automatically extended to Monday May 20.

The EC’s move to disband the party came after the Constitutional Court ruled that the Move Forward party’s campaign to amend the lèse majesté law violated the Constitution and is deemed to be an attempt to overthrow constitutional monarchy.

The court had previously scheduled May 3 as the deadline for the party to submit its written defence to the court, but the party asked for a 30-day extension.