Thai court defers election date ruling, capital calm




 
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Thai court defers election date ruling, capital calm
 
January 23rd, 2014  
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Thai court defers election date ruling, capital calm
By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Thursday deferred a ruling on whether a general election scheduled for February 2 can be postponed, as protesters who say they will boycott the vote kept up pressure on the government to step down. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas from Wednesday, hoping to prevent an escalation in the protests now in their third month. The Election Commission says the country is too volatile to hold a general election now and that technicalities mean it is anyway bound to result in a parliament with too few lawmakers to form a quorum. "The Constitutional Court has accepted this case and we will look at the legal issues involved.




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