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Senate to mull charter rewrite bid

Report backs piecemeal change

Senators stay safe distance from each other during an Upper House session in 2020. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

The Senate is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal to hold a referendum that could pave the way for a rewrite of the charter.

Senate was originally supposed to vote in November but it was postponed when senators decided to form a committee to study the motion before deciding whether to second it.

On Nov 3, the House voted to pass the opposition-sponsored motion and forwarded it to the Senate for a vote.

The motion calls on the government to hold a referendum on whether a new charter should be drawn up to replace the current charter.

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