House of Representatives submits oppositional parties’ petition to Constitutional Court, urging Thai PM’s eight-year ministry term consideration

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Bangkok –

The House of Representatives on Monday, August 22nd, submitted a letter to the Constitutional Court to consider the eight-year ministry term controversy of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha.

Officials from the Secretariat of the House of Representatives arrived at the Constitutional Court at 10:30 AM. to submit a petition by oppositional parties, requesting the Court to rule on the term of office of General Prayut Chan-O’Cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, according to Section 170 of the Thai Constitution.

However, it is not said whether the matter would be brought to the judges meeting this coming Wednesday, August 24th, for consideration or not.

Meanwhile, pro-democracy groups and activists were watching the situation closely regarding whether the Prime Minister would resign when his term ends or whether the Court would rule his ministry’s term end and order the end of his ministry as the Prime Minister.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.