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Dispute over who has authority muddles reconvening of the Senate

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There will definitely not be an extraordinary session of the Senate on April 18 as earlier scheduled because caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had not proposed a draft royal decree for the opening of the session, Deputy Senate Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai said on Wednesday. 

Mr Surachai, who is now acting senate speaker, said this is due to a dispute over who has the authority to reconvene the Senate to discuss an impeachment petition.

Mr Surachai and the cabinet secretariat are at odds over who has the power to reconvene the upper house after the House was dissolved and a partial senate election.

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