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Debate over fate of senators marred by brawl

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Parliament was disrupted when a scuffle over controversial proposals to change the way senators are selected broke out between Democrat Party MPs and House speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont on Tuesday. 

Parliamentary police officers struggle to evict a Democrat Party MP from the chamber on Tuesday, after an altercation between MPs and the House speaker delayed a debate on charter change for several hours. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

The incident delayed debates on the second reading of a bill proposing changes to the way that senators are selected by several hours.

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