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PM warned over Senate decree duty

Meechai says charter leaves no leeway

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The charter leaves no room for interpretation over who can call for the Senate to be reconvened after a House dissolution. That person is caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, according to former Senate speaker, legal expert and Council of State member Meechai Ruchupan. 

“The prime minister has the authority and the duty,” he says.

Mr Meechai does not see eye-to-eye with colleagues who recently told the cabinet secretariat that the parliament president has the authority to seek a royal decree for the Senate to be convened.

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