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Senators tipped to have terms cut short

Democrats pin hopes on court to end charter push

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros, Aekarach Sattaburuth & Manop Thip-Osod
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The current 73 appointed senators will probably leave office earlier than expected after a joint parliamentary meeting voted to cut short their term. 

Under the current charter, their six-year term will expire in May 2017.

On Wednesday night, the joint session debated Section 12 of the charter amendment bill seeking to change the composition of the Senate.

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