Thailand’s Constitutional Court has scheduled a meeting on August 3rd to consider whether to accept for consideration the ombudsman’s petition for the court to rule on the constitutionality of the July 19th decision by parliament, by a majority vote, to reject Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat’s renomination for the prime ministerial post.
According to legal experts, the Constitutional Court can either choose to reject the ombudsman’s petition, accept the petition for consideration, or accept the petition and issue an injunction to suspend parliament’s prime ministerial selection process, until there is a ruling from the court regarding the petition.
House Speaker and Parliament President Wan Muhamad Noor Matha has already ordered the cancellation of the parliamentary meeting to select the prime minister this Thursday, pending a ruling from the court.
Today’s meeting of whips from the Senate and House, with the House speaker, was also cancelled.
Source: Thai PBS World