Parliament ready to convene on July 3
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Parliament ready to convene on July 3

The Royal Gazette has published a royal decree convening parliament on July 3.

The decree, countersigned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, refers to Section 121 of the constitution, which requires parliament to convene within 15 days of the Election Commission's announcement of the results.

The poll agency endorsed all the 500 MPs-elect on June 19. A total of 41 MPs from the United Thai Nation (UTN) and Bhumjaithai (BJT) parties turned up at the EC's office to receive their letter of endorsement yesterday. They included BJT leader Anutin Charnvirakul and secretary-general Saksayam Chidchob.

All MPs except Anucha Nakhasai of the UTN were present yesterday. Mr Anucha, an MP for Sukhothai, is on a trip to Japan in his capacity as caretaker industry minister.

The document must be shown to the Secretariat of the House of Representatives upon reporting for the first time as a new MP. The letter will remain available for collection until July 3.

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