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Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

By Sebastian Strangio
Military-appointed senators are seeking Srettha Thavisin's removal from office after he appointed a minister with a past conviction for bribery.

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition Move Forward Party seems almost certain to meet the same fate as its predecessor, Future Forward.
Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

By Sebastian Strangio
If the MFP is disbanded, the party's political energy is almost certain to re-emerge in an alternate, and likely more radical, form.

Royalist Lawyer Seeks Dissolution of Thai Opposition Party

Royalist Lawyer Seeks Dissolution of Thai Opposition Party

By Sebastian Strangio
The petition was filed a day after the Constitutional Court ordered the Move Forward Party to stop advocating the reform of Thailand's harsh lese-majeste law.

Thai Court Says Move Forward Party Must Stop Trying to Change Royal Defamation Law

Thai Court Says Move Forward Party Must Stop Trying to Change Royal Defamation Law

By Jutarat Skulpichetrat
The Constitutional Court deemed it unconstitutional to advocate a change in the country’s lese majeste law. That is a central plank of Move Forward’s platform.

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, can rejoin Parliament – but more legal challenges loom.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court Rejects Move Forward Petition Challenging Parliamentary Vote

Thailand’s Constitutional Court Rejects Move Forward Petition Challenging Parliamentary Vote

By Sebastian Strangio
The court's decision has paved the way for Parliament to convene on August 22 to select a prime minister.
Thai Political Deadlock to Drag on as Prime Ministerial Vote Delayed – Again

Thai Political Deadlock to Drag on as Prime Ministerial Vote Delayed – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
The vote has been postponed until after the Constitutional Court rules on an appeal by the Move Forward Party against lawmakers’ decision to block its leader from being renominated as prime minister.

Thai Parliamentary Speaker Indefinitely Postpones Next Prime Ministerial Vote

Thai Parliamentary Speaker Indefinitely Postpones Next Prime Ministerial Vote

By Sebastian Strangio
The two houses of Parliament were due to convene on July 27, but will now await a Constitutional Court ruling questioning the blocked renomination of MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat.

Thailand’s Election Commission Says Top PM Candidate May Have Broken Election Law

Thailand’s Election Commission Says Top PM Candidate May Have Broken Election Law

By Jinatamas Saksornchai and Grant Peck
The announcement comes just a day before Parliament is set to convene and vote to select the country's next prime minister.

Prayut Has Retired, but His Undemocratic Legacy Will Live On

Prayut Has Retired, but His Undemocratic Legacy Will Live On

By Mark S. Cogan
During his nine years in power, the general turned Thailand’s judiciary, and its Constitutional Court in particular, into a weapon for advancing and safeguarding conservative interests.
Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

By Grant Peck
The court rejected an opposition petition arguing that the leader had exceeded his constitutional limit of eight years in office.

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