magnify

I·CONnect

Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law
Home hp Thailand’s constitutional crisis may be resolved by–a cooking show?
formats

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. Demonstrations and counterdemonstrations continue on the streets of Bangkok. Now, it appears that the long crisis may come to a close because of the allegation that the current Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej violated the law by receiving payments to appear on a cooking show. The Constitutional Court is to decide whether he is to be removed from office, which would might force new elections. Details here.
–TG

Print Friendly
Published on September 8, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, Tom Ginsburg
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *