EC to submit PPP dissolution case to court

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Election Commission (EC) uninimously resolves to forward the dissolution case of the People Power party (PPP) to the Counstitution Court.

EC Secretary-General Suthipol Thaweechaikarn (สุทธิพล ทวีชัยการ) says EC will forward the PPP dissolution case to the Counstitution Court within 30 days via the Attorney-General. However, he says if the Attorney-General refuses to send the case to the court, a committee between EC and the Attorney-General will be set up to decide whether to move on with the case. If the committee fails to agree within 30 days whether to forward the case to the court, the EC chairman can request the court himself to review the case.

The secretary-general says the EC meeting today did not discuss whether its resolution today will escalate the rally by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and expresses his confidence that the resolution will not have an impact on the situation.

Mr Suthipol says the Bangkok governor election in October may be affected by the ongoing political turmoil which may be postponed depending on Emergency Decree and EC will discuss the matter with relevant units.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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