PT: Charter ruling confusing
- Published: 14 Jul 2012 at 16.55
- Online news:
Pheu Thai deputy spokesman Jirayu Huangsap on Saturday slammed the Constitution Court’s ruling on the legality of the charter amendment bill, saying it created confusion over whether a referendum should be held.
The ruling announced on Friday afternoon was not clear, especially on the subject of holding a referendum since it was not written into Section 291 of the existing 2007 charter, Mr Jirayu said.The governing Pheu Thai party wants to amend Section 291 to make way for the setting up of a constitution drafting committee to write a new charter. Mr Jirayu said a referendum process would have to begin after the proposed amendments to the charter have been completed. Therefore, the ruling had created confusion about whether a referendum should have been conducted first. Pimin Thammapitakwong, the court's head spokesman, clarified that the court did not "order" that a referendum must be held if the government wanted to write an...
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