Power of court - Ouster of Thai Premier

Thailand's constitutional court on Tuesday unseated Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat by ordering that his party be disbanded for electoral fraud. He stands disqualified for elective office for five years. The latest ruling dissolved not only Mr.Somchai's party but also two of its coalition partners of government. The court held that the disqualification of any member of a party for poll irregularities of any kind would warrant the dissolution of the party itself under the present Constitution.

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Published in Constitutional Law
Source : The Hindu, December, 2008,
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