The Pro-democracy ‘Ratsadorn’ group led a demonstration at the Democracy Monument on Sunday, August 21st, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha as his term limit expires this Wednesday, August 24th.
The group, led by protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, also urged the Constitutional Court to end Prayut’s ministry and amend Section 272 of the Constitution to prevent the parliament-appointed senators’ right to vote for the Prime Minister before the next election.
Throughout this week, several pro-democracy groups had started a public countdown in Bangkok to mark the Prime Minister’s end of term which was due this Wednesday, according to the law.
One of the demonstrations includes a four-day rally organized by pro-democracy activists Jatuporn Prompan and Nititorn Lamlua at Lan Khon Muang in front of Bangkok City Hall. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt also approved of the gatherings but requested the demonstrators not to stay overnight.
Meanwhile, the Pheu Thai oppositional party had recently stated that the party would monitor and seek the ruling from the Constitutional Court regarding Prime Minister Prayut’s tenure before Wednesday.
As oppositional and anti-government supporters began to push pressure on Prayut and the Constitution Court, both the Government House and the Prime Minister remained silent about the end-term controversy, only stating that a single statement from the Prime Minister could affect the ruling and the public should let the Constitutional Court decide.
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