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Thai PM Endorses Charter Rewrite as Students March to German Embassy

By Kyodo News 27 October 2020

BANGKOK—Thailand’s parliament on Monday debated how to respond to anti-government protests, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowing to facilitate a parliamentary process to rewrite the Constitution, which is one of the students’ demands.

By accelerating the debate on the revision of the military-sponsored 2017 Constitution, under which the 250-seat Senate was entirely appointed by the military, the aim is to calm the student-led demonstrations as soon as possible.

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