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No evidence Feb 2 polls violated Section 68, says Consitution Court

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The Constitution Court on Wednesday rejected a petition asking that it to rule on whether the Feb 2 elections were constitutional. 

The petition was lodged by Wirat Kanlayasiri, a former Democrat MP for Songkhla. He asked the court to void the controversial general election, citing Section 68 of the charter, which penalises the exercise of rights and liberties to acquire ruling power through unconstitutional means. 

In his complaint, Mr Wirat argued that the poll did not take place on the same day nationwide as required by the constitution. 

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