Thailand’s prime minister suspended from office

Thailand’s prime minister suspended from office by constitutional court

This is not the first time the Constitutional Court has influenced Thai politics, having annulled the results of the 2006 and 2014 general elections.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from office during the review of a complaint that he had been in office for the prescribed period.

The decision came after the court agreed to hear a case brought by opposition parties arguing that Prayuth, who came to power in a 2014 coup, had reached the 8-year term limit.

The 2017 Constitution of Thailand banning the prime minister from being in office for more than 8 years.

“The court has reviewed the petition and documents, determining that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that such a case occurred,” the Constitutional Court’s statement said today.