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Govt reels under court blow The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The verdict of the Constitutional Court yesterday striking down a charter amendment for an all-elected Senate has put the ruling Pheu Thai Party and coalition partners under huge pressure as their 312 lawmakers could be subject to legal action for misconduct in passing the bill.

To Pheu Thai Party's relief, the Yingluck Shinawatra government remains in power and still has a majority in the House, as the ruling imposed no sanctions. However, the coalition leader and its allies, the red-shirt movement, are on the defensive amid mounting calls by government opponents for Yingluck to resign.

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