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Thailand's court rules on crucial verdict, easing fears of political crisis

FILE - In this April 30, 2012 file photo, former Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra takes his seat amongst supporters before an English Premier League soccer match in Manchester, England. Thailand's Constitutional Court is expected to issue a ruling Friday, July 13, 2012, in a pivotal case that some fear could trigger a new round of political chaos and violent street protests if judges take the extreme step of dissolving the ruling party. The complex legal case is the latest convulsion of a sometimes violent tug-of-war between allies and adversaries of the exiled billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, the populist former prime minister who was overthrown six years ago.(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
July 13, 2012 - 4:49 AM

BANGKOK - Thailand's constitutional Court has dismissed a controversial case that alleged ruling party lawmakers trying to amend the constitution were trying to overthrow the monarchy.

The ruling immediately diffuses Thailand's latest political crisis and eases fears that the party of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra might be dissolved.

The court issued the compromise decision Friday, saying the 2007 charter could not be entirely rewritten but could be amended section by section.

Critics see the current constitution as undemocratic because it was created in the wake of a 2006 army coup.

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