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Govt plays game of chicken with charter court

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's decision to send the draft amendment to the constitution on the make-up of the Senate to the palace for royal endorsement on Tuesday shows her confidence in her government's majority power and fearlessness in the face of a possible showdown. 

The government said it has no choice but to follow the charter by seeking royal endorsement within 20 days after the draft amendment passes its third reading.

But the opposition Democrat Party and a group of senators believe this should not be the case, because they say many articles in the draft violate the charter.

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