Article 270 versus national government

Article 270 versus national government

 

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Over the past few days, calls for a “national government” have grown, but so are a group of constitutional interpreters who believe that writers of Thailand’s new charter had anticipated problems of a “minority” administration and thus sneaked in ways to tackle them.

 

The constitutional interpreters are pointing at Article 270 of the charter which states that laws associated with “national reform” have to be provisionally passed by a joint House-Senate deliberation.

 

It’s the same provisional authority as the Senate’s power to vote alongside the House of Representatives on the selection of the first post-election prime minister. The powers were given to the first Senate virtually installed by the military.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/article-270-versus-national-government/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-04-20

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