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Constitutional Court due to discuss Thai Raksa Chart fate

Feb 13. 2019
EC’s secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma, acting in his capacity as the registrar of political parties, brings the case to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.
EC’s secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma, acting in his capacity as the registrar of political parties, brings the case to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.
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By The Nation

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The Constitutional Court is scheduled to meet on Thursday afternoon to decide whether it will accept a petition for the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party for alleged hostility to the constitutional monarchy.

The schedule was set after the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday sought a judgement from the court to disband the party.

Known as an offshoot of Thaksin-backed Pheu Thai Party, Thai Raksa Chart last Friday nominated His Majesty the King's eldest sister Princess Ubolratana as its prime ministerial candidate. 

Ubolratana was later disqualified as a candidate by the EC following HM King’s command that she was still a member of the Royal Family and should stay above politics.

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