The main news focus this week was undoubtedly the conflict between the Constitution Court and the parliament over the court’s order that the parliament suspend the final reading of the constitution amendment bill, which was scheduled for today,Friday, until the bench has ruled on the constitutionality of the amendment process.
The court’s injunction provoked an uproar among Pheu Thai MPs and their red-shirt supporters. Government MPs demanded that the parliament defy the court an go ahead with the third reading vote on the charter amendment bill. The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) started a campaign seeking the impeachment of seven of the eight judges on the court bench, the majority who voted to accept for consideration the petitions, which challenge the constitutionality of the bill on the grounds that it might be designed to overthrow the constitutional monarchy.
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