EC to rule on PPP dissolution case today

August 19th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Chairman of the Election Commission (EC) Apichart Sukakanont (อภิชาต สุขัคคานนท์) stated that the commission today should be able to rule immediately on the dissolution case of the People Power Party as all the documents were previously dispersed for consideration by the EC members.

If the EC rules that the PPP should be dissolved it will forward the matter for the Office of the Attorney General to consider within 30 days before it is forwarded to the Consitution Tribunal. If the Office of the Attorney General feels the matter is not yet complete it may resubmit it to the EC. In such an event, Mr. Apichart would then have to join a committee with the office similar to those during the cases of the Chart Thai and Matchima Thipathai parties.

As for an objection posed by Deputy Democrat Leader and MP Witoon Nambutr, the EC Chairman said that the matter has not yet been submitted to the central EC from a special committee. He said that once it is given to the central EC, the commission should be able to review it within next week.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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