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Section 2 of charter change passed

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The joint sitting of parliament on Saturday approved Section 2 of the constitutional amendment bill on the makeup of the Senate after the opposition Democrat Party boycotted the final third-reading vote. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra now faces the difficult decision of whether to submit the bill for royal endorsement or wait until the Constitution Court rules on an opposition challenge.

The coalition MPs and senators  remaining in the House after the Democrats' walkout approved the amendment by a vote of 358-2 with 30 abstentions

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