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By Prachatai |
On Tuesday (18 June), parliament voted to pass at the first reading 4 bills proposing amendments to the Public Referendum Act so that referendums will no longer require a double majority.
By Prachatai |
After the cabinet announced on Tuesday (23 April) that it will require three referendums on amending the constitution, concerns have been raised that a provision prohibiting amendments on monarchy-related chapters in the Constitution will lead to a dead end and raise questions about the role of the monarchy.
By Prachatai |
The Cabinet’s plan for constitutional amendments will not involve sections concerning the monarchy to avoid conflict, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai.
By Prachatai |
Sretta’s first cabinet meeting key outcomes: Phumtham heads Committee to Study Constitutional Referendum Approaches, oil and electricity price reduction, and more
By Prachatai |
The Move Forward Party (MFP) will be filing an urgent motion asking parliament to call a referendum on whether the entire Constitution should be amended by an elected Constituent Assembly.
By Prachatai |
<p>A network of women human rights defenders has called for a more inclusive constitution and proposed amendments to the constitution which included the protection of women&rsquo;s rights, decentralization, and state welfare.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Just hours after a parliamentary vote to reduce the power of the appointed Senate failed, a relentless Move Forward Party (MFP) launched a campaign to obtain the 50,000 signatures necessary to hold a public referendum on whether the country should draft a new Constitution.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A joint parliamentary session has dismissed a draft constitutional amendment, proposed by the Re-Solution group and related networks.&nbsp; The draft was backed by over 135,000 voters.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The 89th anniversary of the democratic revolution that toppled the absolute monarchy of Siam resonated with demands for political and monarchy reform as the commemoration coincided with a parliamentary debate over motions to amend the constitution.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>With the next general election in 2023, Thai politicians from all sides are becoming more serious about constitutional amendments to advance their political interest.</p>
By Prachatai political editorial team |
<p>In an era of political tension and ideological conflict, Thai society has reached a turning point. While the military government has paved its way to maintaining power, a new pro-democracy movement is trying to put rights and power back into the hands of the people.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 9 February, the upper and lower houses of parliament together voted 366-316 to petition the Constitutional Court over the constitutionality of the constitutional amendment bill, casting aside the regular amendment process.</p>