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The Election Commission (EC) yesterday dismissed a case seeking to dissolve the Pheu Thai Party in connection with the declaration of the emergency decree by the former Yingluck Shinawatra government. 

Former Democrat MP Wirat Kalayasiri and former senator Paiboon Nititawan filed the case against 36 people including Ms Yingluck, former members of the caretaker cabinet and former MPs of the then ruling Pheu Thai Party.

Mr Paiboon and Mr Wirat accused them of violating the constitution by declaring the state of emergency and issuing related announcements under the emergency decree for no good reason.

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