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Thai Court Seeks More Evidence to Rule on PM’s Term Limits Case

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Prayuth Chan-OCha in August. 
Prayuth Chan-OCha in August. Photographer: Jack Taylor/Getty Images
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Thailand’s Constitutional Court called for more evidence to rule on a petition challenging Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s ability to stay on as the prime minister, signaling it’s in no hurry to decide on a dispute that’s divided public opinion.

A legal review was sought to put an end to a debate over whether Prayuth’s years as junta leader before the current charter became effective in 2017 should be counted in the eight-year term limit. It is a key sign of shifting alliances ahead of elections that must be called by March next year.