Thailand: Pheu Thai party rejects court verdict to annual election

(VOVworld) – Thailand's Pheu Thai Party, headed by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Friday opposed a court verdict on nullifying the Feb. 2 general election.

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (Photo: Japan Times)

Earlier, the Constitutional Court ruled on a petition forwarded by the Office of the Ombudsman, in which Kittipong Kamolthamwong, a law lecturer at Thammasat University, argued the election violated the constitution and asked it to be invalidated. After that, the court made a decision to void the election, citing it failed to be held on a single day as the constitution stipulated and asked the Election Commission (EC) and the provisional government to fix a date for new eletion.

Response to the court’s decision, the Pheu Thai Party insisted that the Ombudsman Office had no authority to forward the petition. The spokesman for Pheu Thai Party Prompong Nopparit said the party was planning to file lawsuits against the Democratic Party, leader of the protest Suthep Thaugsuban and the Election Commision for their roles in causing the election to be voided and thus inflicting losses on the country. Prompong said the party will also ask its MP candidates across the country to seek compensations for the damage the court ruling has caused.