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Extraordinary Parliament session considered, Prayut says


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on Monday that the government was considering reopening Parliament for an extraordinary session to ease political tensions.

He said the Cabinet will discuss the issue when it meets on Tuesday. The premier also said that there were no plans to extend the state of emergency to other provinces apart from Bangkok, adding that the government has done its best to make compromises with the protesters.

The prime minister slapped the capital with a “severe” state of emergency at 4am on October 15 in a bid to control the protesters, who want Prayut and his government to resign, the charter made more democratic and the monarchy reformed.

Meanwhile, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said most representatives of political parties and Cabinet members who met on Monday agreed with the option of holding an extraordinary Parliamentary session. He said Prayut will be informed of this resolution right away.

Published : October 19, 2020

By : The Nation