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Parliament votes to reject charter-reform draft


Parliament on Wednesday rejected a draft by Re-Solution leader Parit Wacharasindhu and 135,000 others to change the Constitution after senators voted to oppose it.

The draft received 206 votes (203 MPs and 3 senators) in favour, 473 votes (249 MPs and 224 senators) against and six abstentions (3 MPs and 3 senators).

 

“The draft has been rejected as the total votes in favour is lower than the qualification of 362,” Parliament President Chuan Leekpai announced before closing the meeting at 12.12pm.

Published : November 17, 2021

By : THE NATION