Charter court to rule on Thai Raksa Chart on March 7

Charter court to rule on Thai Raksa Chart on March 7

The Constitutional Court announcement issued on Wednesday setting March 7 for its ruling on the Thai Raksa Chart Party. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
The Constitutional Court announcement issued on Wednesday setting March 7 for its ruling on the Thai Raksa Chart Party. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The Constitutional Court ruling on the fate of the Thai Raksa Chart Party will be announced on March 7, just 17 days before the general election.

The court said on Wednesday the evidence presented in the case was enough for the judges to make the ruling. The bench would vote and announce its decision on March 7, it said.

The Election Commission (EC) has formally requested the court to dissolve the party citing a clause in Section 92 of the 2017 organic law on parties which allows the commission to propose the dissolution of a party if it has enough evidence it committed an act deemed hostile to the monarchy.

The move came after Thai Raksa Chart last month nominated Princess Ubolratana as its sole candidate for prime minister.

The announcement on Wednesday put an end to the party's hope the court would allow it to call witnesses in its defence. 


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