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Senators oppose charter bill vote

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The Group of 40 senators wsays it will seek a ruling from the Constitution Court on whether the government can insist on proceeding with a vote on the charter amendment bill in the third reading. 

Senators Somchai Sawaengkarn and Prasarn Maruekapithak, representing the group, announced its intention at a press conference ion Tuesday, reacting to a decision to go ahead with the vote by a working group of the coalition parties.

Mr Somchai said that voting on the bill, which seeks to amend Section 291 of the constitution to make way for the setting up of a constitution drafting assembly (CDA) to rewrite the charter, would go against the Constitution Court's decision on July 3.

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