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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