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Parliament resumes charter debate

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The joint sitting of parliament has resumed deliberation of a constitution amendment bill on the makeup of the Senate after a tri-partite whips' meeting agreed to allow 57 MPs who had earlier been barred to take part. 

Jurin Laksanavisit, the opposition chief whip, said the agreement came after a meeting of the Senate, government and opposition whips on Wednesday morning.

It was agreed that the 57 MPs, who on Tuesday were barred from the debate on the grounds that they failed to accept measures that had been approved in the first reading of the legislation, would be allowed to take part in the debate if they wanted to.

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