Two financial decrees pased despite the opposition's walkout

national February 02, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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The ruling Phue Thai Party on Thursday pushed for the passage of two financial decrees related flood control following a two-day debate and despite the walkout by the opposition Democrat Party.


The decrees, on the disaster insurance and on the soft loans for flood victims, were passed by the majority of 263-to-14 votes. Five MPs abstained.
After the 12-hour session on Wednesday, the ruling party moved a motion this afternoon to end the debate. The Democrats objected on grounds that several opposition lawmakers had not had a chance to speak from the House floor.
The coalition MPs ignored the opposition and voted to conclude the debate by the 265-to-94 votes, prompting the opposition to boycott the decree passage.