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Decree faces charter court challenge

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The Group of 40 senators will call on the Constitution Court to rule on whether the government violated the charter by invoking the emergency decree to cope with anti-government protesters. 

Appointed senator Paiboon Nititawan, who represents the group, said yesterday he would file a complaint with the court today claiming the government's decision to impose the emergency decree in Bangkok and nearby provinces violates Section 181 of the constitution.

He said the section prohibits the use of the government's resources and personnel in ways that could affect the election.

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