The Democrat Party has urged the Election Commission to quickly break the deadlock over the 28 southern constituencies which did not have a candidate in the Feb 2 election by seeking a Constitution Court ruling over the matter.
Democrat spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said Sunday Thai politics had reached an impasse as caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana and the Pheu Thai Party's legal team had rejected the EC's proposal for the government to issue a royal decree to fix a new election date for the 28 southern constituencies.
He suggested that the EC follow Section 241 of the constitution by filing a petition in the Constitution Court for it to rule on the matter.
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