No standpoint toward constitution amendment: Thailand's Prayut Chan-o-cha

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-03 15:50:32|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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BANGKOK, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday that he has no standpoint toward the constitution amendment issue.

Prayut made his statement at Pak Khlong Talat market in Bangkok. The constitution amendment issue is being pushed by the Democrat Party in exchange for joining in the coalition government led by the Palang Pracharath Party and Prayut.

The Democrat Party reportedly insisted that the coalition government amend the 2017 constitution which governs the election of MPs and other legal matters, and incorporates the party's hand-to-mouth measures into the new government's anti-poverty policy.

Prayut suggested that the constitution amendment be handled by the legislative branch. The Palang Pracharath Party did not reportedly negotiate the constitution amendment with the Democrat Party which had been invited to join in its coalition.

Meanwhile, Prayut declined to tell if he will show up on Wednesday's House and Senate joint meeting to vote for prime minister. He was named as a candidate by the Palang Pracharath Party.

All candidates for prime minister might be called upon to express visions during the joint meeting in an auditorium of TOT Co. in Chaeng Wattana area, which is currently used as a makeshift parliament before MPs and senators cast their vote.

"I've already expressed visions for five years. Isn't that enough?," Prayut said, referring to the five years of running the country since 2014.