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House passes second section of charter bill

Senators to get green light to seek re-election

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  • Writer: Mongkol Bangprapa, Manop Thip-Osod & Patsara Jikkham
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Parliament yesterday approved Section 2 of the charter amendment bill, which deals with the make-up of the Senate. 

The joint session between MPs and senators passed Section 2 by 349 votes to 157, with 27 abstentions and one no-vote.

Section 2 stipulates the amendment will take effect one day after it is published in the Royal Gazette. The change will mean all 77 current elected senators, whose terms expire on March 7 next year, will be able to seek re-election.

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