Thai opposition party to sue election commission over April poll Jeannie Shawl at 11:21 AM ET
[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.
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