Thai P.M. gets setback in court, delayed vote

Jan 24, 2014, 11:34 AM EST
Anti-government protest guards block an entrance of the Royal Thai Police Headquarters during a rally on the first day of a government declared state of emergency on January 22, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was hoping a quick vote might legitimize her rule in the face of vigorous street protests. But the legal obstacles are starting to pile up, with the Constitutional Court on Friday ruling that a postponement (as sought by the election commission, concerned about chaos) was consistent with the law, though some wiggle room was left open.

Background:

Thai court: postponement of election constitutional [NYTimes]

Ruling adds to pressure on Yingluck [Reuters]