May 8, 2006

Thai court says April 2 election “unconstitutional”

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled
on Monday that the inconclusive April 2 general election was
unconstitutional and a new poll should be held, one of the 14
judges told reporters after a meeting of the court.

"The Constitutional Court voted 8 to 6 that the elections
were unconstitutional and voted 9 to 5 to hold a new election,"
Judge Ura Wangomklang told reporters. A court spokesman was due
to address a news conference later.