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The Constitution Court has dismissed a plea asking it to decide whether caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's decision to enforce the state of emergency is unconstitutional. 

Virat Kalayasiri, a former Songkhla Democrat MP, and Paibul Nititawan, an appointed senator, had accused Ms Yingluck, her cabinet and the Pheu Thai Party of violating Section 68.

Section 68 prohibits the exercise of the rights and liberties to overthrow a government or to acquire the power to rule the country through unconstitutional means.

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