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Bid to dissolve Democrats fails

Court rejects Ruangkrai petition against 11 MPs

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The Constitution Court yesterday rejected a petition filed by former senator Ruangkrai Leekitwattana seeking the dissolution of the opposition Democrat Party. 

Court spokesman, Pimol Thampithakpong, said the five judges on the bench yesterday reached a unanimous decision to throw out the ex-senator's petition.

Mr Ruangkrai had accused 11 Democrat MPs, led by Wirat Kalayasiri of Songkhla, of trying to restrict the public's right to protect the charter, in violation of Section 68 of the constitution. He asked the court to dissolve the party on this basis. The 11 Democrat MPs now sit on a committee scrutinising a bill to amend sections 68 and 237 of the constitution.

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