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Thailand administrative court will rule mid-May on general election annulment

[JURIST] The Administrative Court of Thailand [official website] said Tuesday that it will probably release a decision in mid-May on whether the country's April 2 general election [BBC report] should be annulled. Considering its overlapping jurisdiction with two other Thai courts, including the Constitutional Court of Thailand [official website] which agreed Monday to consider a petition to void the election [JURIST report], it is unclear, however, how the country's ongoing election crisis [JURIST report] will ultimately be resolved. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej [official profile] called on the courts to settle the issue [JURIST report] last week.

Meanwhile, five protest leaders have been summoned to police headquarters to respond to allegations that they are attempting to overthrow the government amidst reports that political protests may begin again against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [official profile]. No charges have been brought against the five leaders yet, but they have been ordered to return for police questioning next Monday. Reuters has more.

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