Constitutional Court rules to dissolve TRC party
Submitted on Thu, 2019-03-07 20:39PrachataiThe Constitutional Court of Thailand has ruled to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart Party (TRC), and to prohibit TRC executive board members from running in an election, forming a new party, or be a board member of another party for a period of 10 years starting from today. Preechapol Pongpanich and TRC representatives arriving at the Constitutional Court At 15:00 today (7 March), the Constitutional Court of Thailand delivered a verdict on the Thai Raksa Chart case, after the Election Commission forwarded the case to the Court on 12 February. The Court has unanimously ruled to dissolve the party on the ground that its nomination of former princess Ubolratana Mahidol as its candidate for Prime Minister is in opposition to the constitutional monarchy, according to Section 92 Clause 2 in the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties. Related: Former princess confirmed as PM candidate Involvement of high-ranking member of royal family in Thai politics is impertinent and unconstitutional, says Royal Command Constitutional Court to rule on dissolution of TRC Party, says ECT TRC’s fate to be decided on 7 March The Court has cited a variety of legal precedence to support its ruling. Among them is a letter from King Prajadhipok to Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, later Thailand’s first Prime Minister, said that members of the royal family are not suited for political office, since they should remain in a place of respect and to run for or hold a political office would mean that they can be subjected to attack and criticism. The Court said that the principle of placing the royal family above politics has been one of the fundamental principles of Thai democracy, and it should be maintained that members of the royal family should not get involved in politics in ways that will... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Constitutional Court rules to dissolve TRC party, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: Prachatai - Thursday, 7 March
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