His Majesty appoints National People's Assembly
His Majesty the King has appointed the National People's Assembly, National Legislative Assembly Speaker Meechai Ruchuphan confirmed Sunday.
He said the names of the NPA would be announced soon and it would take a week for NPA members to report themselves at Parliament.
Meechai said parliament officials have been fully prepared to register the NPA members when they report themselves to work.
After all NPA members report themselves, a meeting would be held either at the Impact Arena or the Navy Auditorium for the members to conduct a peer voting for 200 nominees for the posts of Constitution Drafting Assembly members.
The Council for National Security would select 100 from the 200 nominees for the CDA members.
A total of 1,982 people were appointed as NPA members.
They include Chirmsak Pinthong, Karun Saingarm, Wijit Yusuparp, Banchern Singkhaneti, Pradit Charoenthaithawee, Decho Sawananon, Somkid Lertpaithoon, Thongthong Chantharangsu, and Seri Suwanphanon.
Meechai said he believed that the constitution drafting would be completed in six months after the CDA is appointed.
A well-informed source said His Majesty signed a royal command to appoint the 1982 NPA members on Saturday.
A total of 1989 people were nominated as NPA membes but seven of them were not qualified.