Political crisis : back to square one… Samak still want to rewrite the Constitution

After the Pastrygate (and 3 lawyers of Thaksin in jail), the Preah Vihear Circus, the resignation of the Foreign Minister and other goodies from the thai Court (read Judicial Revolution or Judicial Coup ? on BP)… we are back to square one.

PPP needs to change the constitution in order to survive. The PAD can’t let that happen and will continue to rallye. The Democrats can’t win general elections.

The situation is blocked… and is blocked since… 2 years and a half (since the first protests against Thaksin end of 2005, and then house dissolution and the general elections ordered by Thaksin but boycotted by the Democrats in march 2006).

Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej will press ahead with plans to rewrite the coup-sponsored constitution, setting the scene for further political confrontation.

Opponents are promising to step up their protests and promise a long battle ahead unless the government changes its mind.

Despite the political risks, Mr Samak says the government is determined to press ahead with changes to the charter, and will also reshuffle cabinet to improve its performance.

Speaking during his weekly national broadcast Sunday, Mr Samak said the government will table a motion to amend the charter as soon as parliament convenes its next meeting.

The focus of the amendment will be the second paragraph of Article 237, which says a party can be dissolved if its executive members are found guilty of electoral fraud. (Bangkok Post)

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