Thailand: Top court decision prolongs political deadlock
05 August 2023 | 4:19 am
Thailand's Constitutional Court put off ruling on whether to block election winner Pita Limjaroenrat's premiership bid. The Thai royalist-military establishment has prevented Pita's' Move Forward Party from taking power.
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