08 Jul '11, 7am

YahooNews - Thailand's Democrats seek ban on Thaksin party: Thailand's outgoing ruling party has launched legal

Thailand's outgoing ruling party has launched legal action seeking to ban the allies of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from politics following their election victory. The move is sure to anger Thaksin's "Red Shirt" supporters, who were behind two months of mass protests in Bangkok last year that turned deadly. But the legal process is expected to take several months at least to be completed and is not expected to prevent Thaksin's youngest sister Yingluck Shinawatra from becoming Thailand's first female prime minister. The Democrat Party asked the Election Commission to pursue the abolition of the rival Puea Thai Party, the winner of Sunday's election, on the grounds that banned politicians were involved in its campaign. "We asked EC to recommend to the Constitutional Court to dissolve Puea Thai," Wiratana Kalayasiri, head of the Democrats' legal team, told AFP. "The ac...

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