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Speaker election may need court rulling

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Former Senate speaker Nikom Wairatpanich has advised the acting caretaker government ask the Constitutional Court to decide whether the Senate speaker election on Friday is legitimate. 

The Senate speaker election has emerged as another legal hurdle since the royal decree for the opening of the Senate's extraordinary session did not include such an agenda item.

The decree only allows the Senate to choose a justice of the Administrative Court and a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) based on Section 132 (2) of the Constitution.

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