BANGKOK, June 16 (TNA) – Three coalition parties will submit nine constitutional amendment bills to change some sections, for example, for an end to senators’ right to vote for a new prime minister.
The joint parliamentary session is expected to debate charter change proposals on June 23-24.
Democrat MP Chinaworn Boonyakiat, Bhumjaithai MP Supachai Jaisamut and Chartthaipattana MP Nikorn Chamnong held a press conference to elaborate on the nine charter amendment bills.
The proposed changes include a switch back to a double-ballot system for 400 constituency MPs and 100 party-list MPs; the prime minister required to be a list MP nominated by a political party or MPs to ensure his connection with the election; decentralising more power to local authorities; senators losing their right to vote for the prime minister; 20-year national strategies subject to change.
Mr Nikorn said the three coalition parties would submit their charter change bills today so that they could be deliberated together with other similar bills by other parties. There would be altogether 15 constitutional amendment bills, he said. (TNA)