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Democrats demand charter vote

MP REJECTS REPORT THAT GOVT INTENDS TO SHOOT DOWN AMENDMENT BILL

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The opposition has again demanded that the government hold a referendum before pressing ahead with its controversial charter amendment bid. 

Democrat MP Wirat Kalayasiri said yesterday that the government should first hold a popular vote on whether to change the constitution, and then amend it section by section rather than rewrite it in its entirety.

He said holding a referendum would allow supporters and opponents of the charter rewrite to present their cases so the public can make a well-informed decision.

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