A referendum on the new constitution is due to be held on 19 August. The general election is due to take place on 23 December.
On 30 May the Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) party was guilty of violating the Political Party Act. As a consequence, the tribunal dissolved the TRT and revoked the political rights of all their executive members at the time of the 2 April 2006 general election for five years. The only right they retained is the right to be an ordinary member of a political party.