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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

Thailand sets July 20 date for new election

By Wed, Apr 30, 2014 6:10PM UTC Comments Off Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

NEWSFLASH: Thailand's government and poll authorities agree on July 20 for new general election...

Census or election? What is the better way out of Thailand’s stalemate?

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Chaiwat Satha-Anand is professor of political science, Thammasat University, and chairperson of the Strategic Nonviolence Commission, Thailand Research Fund has an op-ed in the Bangkok Post stating “Census holds key to defusing stalemate”. He states: Elections, admittedly with all their imperfections, are one of the most significant innovations in conflict resolution because “we the people”...

Thailand’s court rules elections invalid

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 2:45PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister. The judges on Friday voted 6-3 to declare the Feb. 2 vote unconstitutional because elections were not held in 28 constituencies, where anti-government protesters had prevented candidates from registering. The constitution says...

Thai court nullifies February election

By Fri, Mar 21, 2014 2:00PM UTC 3 Comments Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra casts her vote in February's election. Pic: AP.

UPDATE (13:00 Bkk Time March 21): Within the last hour, the Court has nullified the election. Reuters: Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday nullified a February 2 general election in a ruling that will further delay the formation of a new government after months of street protests aimed at bringing down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The...

Thai opposition petitions court to annul election

By Tue, Feb 04, 2014 6:52PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s main opposition party petitioned a court Tuesday to annul last weekend’s national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country’s political paralysis. The Democrat Party’s petition to the Constitutional Court also urges the dissolution of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ruling party, which called Sunday’s elections in a...

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