Thai court declares Feb general election void
Updated: 2014-03-21 14:17
|Thai protesters to scale back Bangkok gatherings|
BANGKOK - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday nullified a Feb 2 general election in a ruling that will further delay the formation of a new government after months of street protests aimed at bringing down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
The court said the vote did not take place on the same day across the country and that violated a clause in the constitution.
Polling was disrupted by protesters in around a fifth of constituencies, leaving the House of Representatives without a quorum to convene and select a new prime minister.
It was unclear when a new vote would be held.