Month: September 2008
Samak steps down
In the end, Thailand’s governing coalition decided not to renominate Prime Minister Samak after he was removed from office by the Constitutional Court. Samak has resigned from politics, and maneuvering begins to replace him. Details from the Bangkok Post are here.
Thai Prime Minister out, crisis likely to continue
The Constitutional Court indeed did find that Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak had to step down–but his party announced they would re-nominate him for the very same post! Stay tuned for more details.
Thailand’s constitutional crisis may be resolved by–a cooking show?
Since its adoption in late 2007, the new post-coup Thai constitution has been caught up in a series of disputes before the courts and indepedent electoral commission about the conduct of the governing party, which is associated with the deposed (now exiled) Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.