Abhisit proposes PM to resign, interim govt to carry out urgent reform

national May 03, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva Saturday proposed that the caretaker government should resign to pave way for an establishment of an interim administration to carry out urgent reforms before holding a new election.

The post-election government must spend another year to carry out further reforms and then dissolve the House and hold another election, Abhisit proposed.

The proposals were parts of ten-point blueprint for bringing Thailand out of the political deadlock drafted by Abhisit after he held meetings with some political parties and some government agencies.

Abhisi raised the following proposals:

1) The enactment of election royal decree must be postponed.

2) The Election Commission must issue regulations for improving the electoral system.

3) The National Reform Network and the People’s Democratic Reform Committee must draft a master plan of reforms within 30 days.

4) The reform master plan must be sent for a national referendum within 90 days.

5) The atmosphere of peaceful and orderly election should be created during the referendum time.

6) The prime minister must resign and the Senate speaker must nominate a nonpartisan prime minister for King’s approval.

7) The interim nonpartisan government must focus on reforms and solve urgent problems.

8) After the reforms are done, a new election must be held in 45 to 60 days. The new government must carry out further reforms or else the coalition leader and partners must be dissolved and banned from election.

9) The new government must complete reforms in one year and dissolve the House and hold a new election under new election rules.

10) Reforms must be carried out on the remaining issues after the second election.


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