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Pheu Thai set to kill charter rewrite bill

New proposal will have Democrat, court input

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The ruling Pheu Thai Party plans to kill off its own charter amendment bill to head off a new round of political conflict and avoid risking dissolution, a party source said Friday. 

The party's committee overseeing political strategy had agreed that the charter rewrite bill, currently pending parliament's third reading, should be voted down, the source said.

The bill seeks to amend Section 291 of the constitution to create a drafting assembly to rewrite the 2007 charter.

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