The request claims that Prayut, former commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and leader of the coup d'état executed in 2014, exceeded the eight-year limit established in the Constitution for holding office.
A statement from the court said it "has examined the petition and supporting documents and finds that the facts, in accordance with the petition, indicate that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the petition has merit."
The Constitutional Court's ruling comes amid widespread protests around Government House demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister.
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