Dems to seek removal of entire govt

The Democrat Party's executive committee on Tuesday agreed to file a petition with the National Anti-Corruption Commission seeking the impeachment of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her entire cabinet for breaching the constitution by pushing for an election on Feb 2, party spokesman Chavanont Intarakomalyasut said.

Mr Chavanont said the resolution was passed at the first meeting of the new 35-member executive committee,  which has been endorsed by the Election Commission.

At the meeting chaired by party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, the executive committee agreed to file a petition with the NACC seeking the removal from office of Ms Yingluck and her caretaker cabinet for violating the constitution in its push for the Feb 2 election.

"The party will gather up to 20,000 names to support filing an impeachment petition with the NACC," Mr Chavanont said.

The executive committee also acknowledged that the party had filed a petition asking the Office of the Ombudsman to ask the Constitution Court to nullify the Feb 2 election and another petition asking the Consitution Court to rule whether the Feb 2 election violated Section 68 of the constitution and to dissolve the Pheu Thai Party for wrongful use of administrative power to take advantage over political rivals in the election.

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Discussion 1 : 06/02/2014 at 07:31 AM
Call a "Royal Decree" unconstitutional ?
Discussion 2 : 06/02/2014 at 06:50 AM
There is something wrong with Thai political system. DP wants to remove PT and PT wants to remove DP and PDRC leaders are about to be arrested for breaking emergency decree. This means all are corrupted. Maybe all Thailand wants is a die hard malitary ruler. No wonder China, Laos and Vietnam are enjoying the brutal communist regime. Cambodia is also attempting to follow the example of Thailand.
Discussion 3 : 05/02/2014 at 02:34 AM
Not sure PT won the majority of the votes but most certainly they at least won a plurality. This entitles them to form and lead a government.
Discussion 4 : 05/02/2014 at 02:29 AM
how can you,you didn't put your names on ballot papers,so you must be happy with the reigning government,or are you afraid or another lose,at the elections,yet again
Discussion 5 : 04/02/2014 at 10:53 PM
@Noshi. uuh sarcasm? First the majority of voters means 'the majority of voters' not 'the majority of people'. If only one person went to vote and he voted the PT, then also would the majority of voters vote PT. Nothing to do with math but with reading comprehension. Nevertheless, the number is so low because no votes were bought this time so people didn't travel half the country to vote. The people that did vote were those that actually cared. It was a good situation for other parties to make a chance if they would not have boycotted the whole thing.
Discussion 6 : 04/02/2014 at 10:08 PM
Problem with Yingluck govt is that it is mega corrupt. They are in a mess now because of their hastily approved amnesty bill that includes corrupt politician. It's time Yingluck takes responsibility and resign. from iPhone application.
Discussion 7 : 04/02/2014 at 09:39 PM
Majority of the voters??? Is that the math they teach you in the red villages>??? Maybe 15 million voted for PT…..
Discussion 8 : 04/02/2014 at 09:16 PM
Can anyone shed any light on which body has true authority in this country please? Neither the dems or PTP will back down an inch & without any other body seemingly have the authority to make them back down then how can constructive dialogue ever take place. The election was a shambles by any standards and I can't see how only 25% of Thais represent a majority & legitimize PTP's claim to be the people's choice
Discussion 9 : 04/02/2014 at 08:21 PM
Dickemery interesting points and the intelligent alternative proposed by the democrats ? We have been waiting for that for over a decade.
Discussion 10 : 04/02/2014 at 08:18 PM
Quite right. The election was doomed from the start, hence breached the constitution.
Discussion 11 : 04/02/2014 at 08:12 PM
don't u worry, the fugitive's little sister will receive an answer from the constitution court and more.
Discussion 12 : 04/02/2014 at 07:57 PM
Just shows how desperate the Democrat Party is getting. It was their choice to boycott the election and are in obvious denial about the magnitude of their foolish miscalculation, for which they have no-one to blame but themselves. Is the phrase "turkeys voting for an early Christmas" and apt metaphor for them?
Discussion 13 : 04/02/2014 at 07:47 PM
Dems seek removal of the entire government. No wonder majority of the voters chose PT to run the government.
Discussion 14 : 04/02/2014 at 07:19 PM
Interesting that you wrote that dickermery... it's so nice to blame one party for mistakes in policy. Yes, they did a calculated risk that turned very bad. But funny that just a few months ago, the democrats made such a hoopla when the government refused to support a rubber scheme - because it supported their constituents in the south. Rice scheme was so bad but let's give the government a hard time for not doing it for rubber.
Discussion 15 : 04/02/2014 at 07:08 PM
Again my nickname says it all. The 163 Democrats resigned - they are no longer the opposition and at best can only be members of a political party. They now realise they should have stayed in to effect change rather than try from outside. The election was doomed from the start and the non effective police and military meant that law abiding citizens were blocked from voting. What a statement "The Government got less votes than last election" Duh!
Discussion 16 : 04/02/2014 at 06:48 PM
Until the DP gets disbanded and the elite put in its place, can "reform" take any kind of hold.
Discussion 17 : 04/02/2014 at 06:30 PM
The PM asked Abhisit to clarify what was "unconstitutional" about the poll. He had no answer. Wonder why?
Discussion 18 : 04/02/2014 at 06:20 PM
but ofcourse not pt,they have single handedly ruined the rice industry,the economy is on the brink of reccession, yet its ok with you,its like the blind leading the blind,the joke is on the tax payers and the working class,but that's ok with you dikyydoo
Discussion 19 : 04/02/2014 at 06:13 PM
How can someone that have them self been in the government on false documents and have resigned be able to chair a meeting with the EC ? Further complain that the winning party have taken advantage over someone that did not attend the election?????? from iPhone application.
Discussion 20 : 04/02/2014 at 05:43 PM
Here we go again. The only thing Abhisit and the Democrats are good at, is taking the Government to court. No wonder the party is a joke.

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