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Thai parliament resumes second reading of charter amendment bill

05-14-2012 17:23 BJT

BANGKOK, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The joint sitting of Thai parliament on Monday resumed the second reading of the charter amendment bill.

The debate mainly focused on Article 291 which is in connection with the formation of a new constituent assembly which will be in charge of drafting a new charter.

Chief coalition whip Udomdej Ratanasathien said he expected the second reading to be done late Monday night.

The third reading would be held on June 1, he said.

The parliament of Thailand gave the green light to the first reading of charter amendment bill on February 24, paving the way for rewriting the country's controversial post-coup constitution.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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