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Democrats file for Somsak's removal

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Democrat MPs on Wednesday petitioned the Senate Speaker for the revocation of Somsak Kiatsuranont's status as an MP for allegedly violating the constitution and meeting regulations during the joint sitting of parliament to deliberate three charter amendment bills on April 1-4. 

The petition was signed by 128 Democrat MPs, led by Thaworn Senneam and Wirat Kalayasiri, citing Section 270 of the constiution. It was submitted to Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich through Surachai Liangboonlerchai, the first deputy senate speaker.

In the petition, the Democrats said Mr Somsak, as Parliament President, called the vote in the first reading on the three charter amendment bills, ignoring the opposition's protest they had about eight scheduled hours left for the debate and more than 10 MPs were waiting their turn to speak.

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