Dems' set to launch full campaign
- Published: 3 Nov 2013 at 15.01
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The Democrat Party Monday will launch its nationwide campaign against the Amnesty Bill being pushed by the government, starting with Phetchaburi province, party deputy leader Alongkorn Ponlaboot said on Sunday.
Mr Alongkorn said the campaign is part of the Democrat Party's fight inside and outside of parliament to persuade the people to join forces to stop the government from using its majority in the House to destroy the country.
The party's first forum to educate the people in Phetchaburi will be held Monday. A similar forum will then be held in Trat, Chon Buri and other provinces throughout the country.
Mr Alongkorn called for the Senate to reject the Amnesty Bill, which has been passed by the House of Representatives.
A petition will also be filed with the Constitutional Court to rule on the constutionality of the bill.
The party will also file for a no-confidence debate against the government, which has damaged the country's credibility in its administration, he said,particularly its ongoing push for the passage of the Amnesty Bill to whitewash corrupt practices in violation of a United Nations convention against corruption.
Mr Alongkorn maintained that the Democrat Party adheres to the parliamentary system. At the same time it will fight outside parliament within the scope of the constitution.