Thailand’s Constitutional Court Will Rule on Constitutionality of Senate Elections on June 18th

Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Organic Law that governs the Senate elections on June 18th.

The session will decide on petitions that six candidates submitted asking the court to determine if four laws contradicted Articles 36 and 107 of the Constitution.

Their petitions argued that the articles “encourage political interference” and “would enable wealthy candidates to campaign via the Internet or electronic media,” which would put poorer candidates at a disadvantage.

On June 11th, the legal adviser to Thailand’s Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, said he had concerns about the accusations caretaker senators made about the district-level elections being marred by irregularities. Wissanu said while the elections had issues, these were minor.