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”...
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...
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...
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...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country's bitter political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be an effort to nullify the vote....
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