Thai opposition party to sue election commission over April poll

[JURIST] Opposition lawmakers in Thailand [JURIST news archive] are planning lawsuits against the Thai Election Commission (EC) [official website] over last months troubled parliamentary election [BBC report]. Suthep Thuagsuban, secretary general of the Democrat Party [party website, in Thai; Wikipedia backgrounder], has said that he will file a criminal lawsuit against four EC members, alleging they violated election laws by helping members of certain political parties. The Democrat Party itself is also planning a separate lawsuit against the Election Commission.

The Constitutional Court of Thailand [official website] will decide Monday whether to void the April 2 elections [JURIST report], and the court is expected to nullify the results [Reuters report]. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej [official profile] called on the court, along with the country's Supreme Court and Administrative Court, late last month to take a more active role [JURIST report] in resolving the country's ongoing election crisis [JURIST report]. Suthep said that his lawsuit is not meant to influence the Constitutional Court's decision. TNA has more.

 

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