Parliament passes two-ballot electoral system by overwhelming majority

A joint parliamentary session on Friday passed the proposed two-ballot electoral system, by an overwhelming 472 votes to 33, in the third and final reading of the only constitutional amendment…

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Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

Senators ask Chuan to seek Constitutional Court ruling on constitutionality of 3 draft charter amendments

A group of about 40 senators has asked Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to seek a ruling, from Thailand’s Constitutional Court, on the constitutionality of three of the seven draft constitutional…

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Ex-poll commissioner warns of rising political tensions in Thailand in October

A former election commissioner has warned that political tensions in Thailand are likely to reach boiling point in October, dubbed the “cursed October”, because the only parliamentary channel, through which…

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Maximum security in place at Parliament ahead of protest on Thursday

Maximum security is being implemented at the Thai Parliament ahead of a planned protest by the Free People movement, as the joint sitting of the House of Representatives and Senate…

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Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the Kao Klai Party and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) ©Future Forward Facebook

Sixteen Democrat MPs second opposition Kao Klai Party’s motion to trim power of Thailand’s senators

A motion, seconded by 99 opposition and government MPs, was today submitted to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to seek amendment of Section 272 of Thailand’s Constitution, with the aim of…

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PM defends the appointment of senators

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked critics to stop criticizing the alleged opaque manner in which the new senators were chosen, claiming that they had been screened and royally endorsed….

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About 60 NLA members to resign to join Senate

About 60 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) are expected to tender their resignations in the next two days to be ready to join the military-appointed Senate. NLA vice…

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Sudarat questions credibilty of senator selection

Pheu Thai party’s chief election strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan has questioned the credibility of the selection of 194 senators by the military junta, officially called the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). She pointed out…

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Abhisit insists party leader who musters majority in election should be PM

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he hopes senators would respect the wishes of the people and the decision of the House of Representatives by allowing leader of a party…

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