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Urgent : Thai Raksa Chart’s future to be decided on March 7

Feb 27. 2019
File photo shows  EC Secretary General Jarungwit Phumma (left) when he submitted a petition to the Constitution Court to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart Party and Preechapon Pongpanit, Thai Raksa Chart's leader.
File photo shows EC Secretary General Jarungwit Phumma (left) when he submitted a petition to the Constitution Court to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart Party and Preechapon Pongpanit, Thai Raksa Chart's leader.
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By The Nation

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The Constitutional Court on Wednesday set March 7 as the date to deliver a ruling on the Election Commission (EC)’s petition asking for it to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart Party.

The court also said that it will base its decision on documents submitted by the EC and the party without having to call in witnesses.

The EC had called on the court to dissolve the party over its controversial nomination of Princess Ubolratana as a sole PM candidate. The princess is the elder sister of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The party, allied to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has submitted its defence to court, with its main argument being that the Princess had given her consent for the nomination.

The embattled party’s lawyer recently said Thai Raksa Chart wished the court would deliver its ruling after the March 24 election.

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