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Court rules MP calculation in line with Constitution

May 08. 2019
File photo : The Constitutional Court's office
File photo : The Constitutional Court's office
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By The Nation

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The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that the contentious stipulation in the MP election law for calculating the number of party-list MPs did not violate the Constitution.

Though the stipulation may contain additional clauses that differ from Constitutional law, the clauses were only meant to offer details that made it possible to fill all 150 party-list seats, the Court explained.

The stipulation was thus in line with the supreme law, the Court ruled.

The case had been brought to the Court by the Ombudsman, who was petitioned by Pheu Thai Party politician Ruangkrai Leekitwattana to review the case after debate arose over apparent discrepancies in the MP seat calculation methods mentioned in the MP law and in the Constitution.

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