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Somsak sees end to strife in New Year

Parliament president calls for simultaneous public hearings, referendum

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Holding a public referendum on constitutional amendments in parallel with public hearings would be the best way to end the charter conflict, Parliament President Somsak Kiatsuranont has said. 

The government has tried to bow to the opposition party's demands by holding a referendum to find out if the public agrees with a plan to rewrite the constitution entirely, he said.

The referendum plan and the offer of hearings gave him reason to hope the political climate will improve next year, he said.

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