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Charter change petitions accepted

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The Constitution Court has voted to consider petitions asking it to rule whether the amendment of sections 68 and 237 of the constitution is an act to abolish democratic administration under the monarchy and acquire administrative power through unconstitutional means. 

The petitions were filed by Maj-Gen Chamlong Srimuang, a core member of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), and Wirat Kalayasiri, a Democrat Party MP.

A bill seeking to amend Sections 68 and 237, backed by 312 MPs and senators, is currently being scrutinised by a joint committee of parliament.

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