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Prayut ‘clearly told Parliament constitution will be amended’

AS both Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam clearly told the special parliamentary session that the constitution will be amended the results can be considered satisfactory, Siam Rath newspaper quoted Chat Thai Pattana Party Director Nikorn Chamnong as saying this afternoon (Oct. 28, 2020).

He pointed out that although all the details were not worked out at the two-day special session on October 26-27 to find a solution to the political crisis, all parties participated in the debate which was telecast live.

The government had clarified many issues, especially those related to constitution amendment, and statements by Gen. Prayut and Wissanu showed the way to go about it, he added.

This is also one of the one of the demands of the people, Nikorn said.

When the general House session opens next month a process of voting on the principles of constitution amendment will get underway, with this being one of the steps to resolve the current crisis.

The next step would be for the House to proceed in setting up a Constitution Drafting Assembly, he added.

Earlier today Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson, and his deputy, Ms. Trisulee Trisoranakul,  jointly announced that the Cabinet had acknowledged the extension of the emergency decree for another month next month, November 1-30, 2020.


Top: Nighttime view of Democracy Monument. Photo: Mark Fischer (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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