BANGKOK — Thailand’s electoral commission recommended Monday the dissolution of the country’s ruling party for allegedly misusing campaign donations, as protesters paraded through the streets of the capital bearing the coffins of comrades killed in violence over the weekend.
Pressure has mounted on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to resign since the army’s failed attempt Saturday to clear the “Red Shirt” protesters from a site in central Bangkok. The clashes left 21 people dead, including four soldiers, and more than 800 injured.
The electoral commission has passed its recommendations to the attorney general’s office, which will either reject them or refer them to the constitutional court. Under normal circumstances, the process could take up to six months, but lawyers say it could be accelerated.