Senate can meet in April without the House, says speaker
March 04, 2014 00:00 2,134 Viewed
Newly elected senators can be sworn in when the Senate convenes a special session in April, even if the required 95 per cent of House members have not been elected due to protests and electoral disruptions, Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich said Tuesday.
He said the law allowed the Senate to call a special session even though the House was dissolved, in order to appoint members of independent organisations.
The Senate would decide on endorsing a new National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member to replace Jaided Pornchaiya, whose term is due to end when he reaches the retirement age of 70 on March 12.