Thailand’s constitutional court rejects opposition’s demand for annulment of election

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Bangkok: Court has rejected the Democrat Party’s argument that the poll violated the constitution for several reasons, including that it was not completed in one day. Democrats have been protesting since November 2013 after Yingluck

Shinawatra’s government introduced controversial amnesty bill which many believe is formulated to pave way for former leader Thaksin Shinawatra’s return to Thailand without serving time in jail for his corruption conviction. The opposition wants Yingluck’s resignation and dissolution of her government.

Ms Shinawatra had called the election first week of Feb 2014 in the hope of defusing the crisis. But the Democrats refused to participate in the election and challenged the validity of election in the court.