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Academics say govt's status expired

Chaturon insists poll reruns still possible

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A group of academics named Siam Prachapiwat on Tuesday declared the Yingluck Shinawatra government's caretaker status now over, as 30 days have passed since the Feb 2 general election. 

The group, which is campaigning to protect the monarchy, said the caretaker government can no longer claim any legitimacy to remain in office under the constitution because the Feb 2 poll failed.

As a result, the House of Representatives could not convene within 30 days of the poll, as required by Section 127 of the constitution.

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