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Palang Pracharat opposes opposition drafts on amending charter

The ruling Palang Pracharat Party has sent a letter to House speaker Chuan Leekpai, opposing four letters submitted by the opposition parties on amending the Constitution.

Paiboon Nititawan, a Palang Pracharat MP, said that the party had examined the four documents of the draft amendments to the Constitution and found the repetition of names in the signing of letters demanding the setting up of a Constitution Drafting Assembly.

The four documents submitted on September 10 demanded revocation of senators’ power to elect the prime minister, and therefore might not be in accord with the Constitution, the ruling party argued.

Palang Pracharat opposed the drafts and requested the House speaker to hold them back from a debate before they were legally examined.

Paiboon said that seven drafts for amendments to the charter had been submitted to the House speaker; two were open for debate while five were waiting to be examined.


Published : September 14, 2020

By : The Nation