The parliament voted against a new method to calculate the numbers of list MPs for political parties while accepting a rule for each voters to cast two ballots and vote for two numbers in the next general election.
The parliament on Wednesday passed the first reading of four bills to promote marriage rights for people of all genders.
The parliament passed only the constitutional amendment bill of the Democrat Party which concerns changes to the election of House representatives.
Hundreds of police and security guards were deployed to handle demonstrators at the parliament complex as the latter called for constitutional amendments.
Police have been deployed to provide security at Parliament and surrounding areas as protests by two opposing sides were planned today.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he would not resign while the country was in a crisis and he agreed with a proposal to form a working group to discuss solutions with demonstrators.
Political rallies are affecting investors’ confidence, warned the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) while urging the parliament to take action.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government supported the opening of a special parliamentary session to discuss political solutions and promised that it would not expand areas under the state of emergency or impose a curfew.
House Speaker Chuan Leekpai convened representatives of coalition and opposition parties to discuss the ongoing political crisis.
Thai Parliament continued a debate on constitutional amendment for a second day on Thursday as a group of protesters held a rally outside the Parliament building.
Hundreds of police have been deployed to maintian order at Parliament as anti-government demonstrators will gather the outside Parliament to monitor the debate on draft charter amendments.
Officials will take normal action to cope with an anti-government rally on Sept 24, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha while warning of negative impacts on the country.