Thai anti-government protesters are celebrating after the country’s Election Commission found the ruling party guilty Monday of misusing poll donations and recommended its dissolution.
The commission’s decision will have to be endorsed by the Constitutional Court for the Democrat Party of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to be disbanded. No date was set for the court to hear the case.
The Election Commission decision Monday adds a new twist to Thailand’s ongoing political crisis over protesters’ demands for the government to step down.
The crisis erupted into violence in Bangkok on Saturday when 21 people were killed in street clashes with security forces.