Thailand's opposition will increase pressure to amend constitution this year

By Greeley Pulitzer, 2 January
Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha (photo credit: World Travel & Tourism Council/flickr)
Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha (photo credit: World Travel & Tourism Council/flickr)
Opposition parties will intensify their push to amend Thailand’s 2017 constitution and allow “fair political ground rules for all parties”, according to Phumtham Wechayachai, a key member of one of the parties, Pheu Thai. He says the opposition will work through a joint parliamentary panel, recently formed to study constitutional amendments, headed by Phiraphan Saleeratthavipark, a veteran Democrat MP who quit the party earlier this month to join the pro-military Palang Pracharat party. Amending, indeed scrapping, the current Thai constitution has been a platform for the Future Forward party.
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