Pongthep: Abhisit not qualified as MP
- Published: 13 Nov 2012 at 12.30
- Online news:
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is not qualified to hold a seat in the House of Representatives because he has been dismissed from military service and stripped of his military rank, Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said on Tuesday.
Mr Pongthep said he voiced this opinion as a member of the Pheu Thai Party's legal team.
Section 102 (6) of the constitution regarding qualifications of MPs prohibits a person who has been sacked from the government service from contesting an election for the House of Representatives. Mr Abhisit was in this category, Mr Pongthep said.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.