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Government vows fight over 'neutral' PM

Chalerm rules out power vacuum risk

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  • Writer: Aekarach Sattaburuth Pradit Ruangdit Nattaya Chetchotiros
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The government will raise legal challenges to any attempt to cite Section 7 of the charter to appoint a "neutral" prime minister should the Constitutional Court rule that Yingluck Shinawatra has to quit her caretaker prime minister post, key Pheu Thai Party figures say. 

The Constitutional Court puts the politicial future of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at risk within two weeks, over charges of misuse of her office's powers.

Caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said Thursday even if the charter court rules that Ms Yingluck must leave office over the transfer order she issued against National Security Council (NSC) chief Thawil Pliensri, one of Ms Yingluck's caretaker deputy prime ministers will continue to act on her behalf until a new government takes office.

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