The Constitution Court's ruling on Friday is putting the government and Pheu Thai Party in a difficult position in its push for charter amendment as all the choices to move the case forward pose major problems.
About 30 red-shirt supporters from Pathum Thani burn coffins and pictures of Constitution Court judges outside the court on Chaeng Watthana Road on Friday to protest against the court’s charter amendment bill ruling. The ruling has left the Pheu Thai Party in the thorny position of having to choose between some unpalatable routes for amending the constitution.
The court recommended a public referendum be held to ask people whether they agree to change the entire charter as the original was approved by a referendum before enactment. It also suggested that partial amendments be made section by section in parliament in which case there might be no need to hold a referendum at all.
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