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Polling agency still to forward case against Pita to court


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

THE ELECTION COMMISSION has not as yet forwarded a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court against Move Forward leader/prime minister-designate Pita Limjaroenrat, said the polling agency’s chairman Itthiporn Boonprakhong today (July 10).

The commissioners today followed progress so far made by the polling agency’s investigating  committee on the contentious case in which Pita has been accused of being disqualified to run for MP in last May’s general election purportedly due to his holding a 0.0035% shares in non-operating ITV channel in an alleged breach of the election law.

The commissioners are scheduled to resume the meeting on the case tomorrow and Thursday – the date on which a joint House/Senate session is scheduled for the naming and voting of the Move Forward leader for prime minister.

However, Itthiporn declined to say whether he and his colleagues may make a decision as to whether to forward such legal action against the prime minister-designate any time soon.

Meanwhile, the Move Forward today ultimately insisted that the commissioners not as yet forward the case to court until their fact-finding panel has lent an ear to testimony by Pita himself.

The commissioners may sooner or later resolve to forward the case to the Constitutional Court against Pita to the extent that his MP status could possibly be revoked if finally found guilty as charged.

Though the Move Forward leader could possibly be ordered by court to stop performing as MP pending a court ruling on the case, he may be free to perform as prime minister if given a minimum of 376 yea votes from the lawmakers.


Top and Front Page: Move Forward leader/prime minister-designate Pita Limjaroenrat at a rally in Pathum Thani together with six MPs who swept this province adjacent to Bangkok in the May 14 election today, July 10, 2023. Photos: Thai Rath

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