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  • November 28, 2014

    Abhisit calls for more power to the people

    ... recent street demonstrations, the panel's chairman Anek Laothammathat said on Wednesday. CDC spokesman Lertrat Rattanawanit said yesterday that Abhisit also voiced his opposition against the direct election of the prime minister. Abhisit, who himself served as an unelected prime minister from 2008 to 2011...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Elections 'unlikely before 2016'

    .... They can wait," he said, referring to academics calling for the martial law to be relaxed. In a related development, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday suggested that a public referendum be held on the new constitution in order to boost its legitimacy and sustainability. He told the Constitution...

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  • November 27, 2014

    Abhisit proposes referendum on draft charter

    He raised the proposal to the Constitution Drafting Committee. He said the people should be asked to choose between the new charter and the 2007 constitution. The Nation

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  • November 26, 2014

    PDRC calls for end to party-list MPs in proposal to CDC

    ... be allowed to operate alternative-energy businesses, instead of leaving it up to large corporations. Lertrat said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was scheduled to present his party's proposal to the CDC on Saturday. All 74 political parties will be given a chance to debate the contents of the new charter...

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  • November 26, 2014

    Give amnesty to protesters, not leaders: big parties

    ... only protesters. Their leaders, such as the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), People's Alliance for Democracy, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and even his [Weng's] group of red-shirt leaders should be excluded. "I still insist that amnesty should only be granted to people who participated in...

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  • November 17, 2014

    Reds should not let opportunity pass them by

    ... Against Dictatorship (UDD). Surely, every side has been preparing to have a say in this constitutional drafting process. Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva will lead his team to meet the CDC. The anti-Thaksin PDRC was enthusiastic about taking part in the forum. Its spokesman even said the PDRC already had its...

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  • November 15, 2014

    Only one more meeting on Yingluck case, NACC warns

    ... accused the NACC of unfair treatment, saying the anti-graft body had done little to take up the case of alleged irregularities under the Abhisit Vejjajiva and Chuan Leekpai administrations with regard to the scheme to reform financial institutions. Surapong said more losses were incurred by that scheme and asked...

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  • November 13, 2014

    Parties urge NCPO to ease prohibition on political meetings

    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday that the junta should relax this ban on meetings, as it hinders political parties. He added that his party had no intention to stir disorder or do anything that could affect national security. He went on to say that party members needed to meet to exchange views...

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  • November 12, 2014

    Abhisit to discuss chartwork: CDC

    He also hoped that Pheu Thai party will provide opinions on the issue. Borwornsak said Abhisit had already expressed his willingness to voice his opinions and suggestions on the framework and the content of the permanent constitution. Abhisit, however, has requested that the discussion be pushed back to November...

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  • November 12, 2014

    All parties and groups urged to brainstorm ideas on next charter : Bowornsak

    The invitations were sent today and that Abhisit Vejjajiva, Democrat Party leader, would discuss the new constitution on Nov 24. Phra Buddha Isara, a monk who earlier led political demonstrations against the previous government, will meet him to exchange views on the new constitution tomorrow. "I invite all...

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