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CDC confirms Organic Laws to be completed in time for General Election

Date: 10 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, 10th September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has reasserted that all 10 organic laws will be promulgated in time for a general election.

CDC chairman Meechai Ruchuphan said today he doesn’t know exactly when the next general election will be held, but confirmed that all 10 organic acts will be completed 240 days before the Thai public have to go to the polls.

In response to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the draft organic Ombudsman Act, he said the drafting team will abide by the court’s decision, allowing members of the board of the present Ombudsman's office to stay in their positions until the end of their terms.

In the meantime, CDC spokesperson Chatchai Na Chiangmai says all organic bills pertaining to independent organizations are in compliance with the 2017 constitution especially the sections regulating the structure of the independent bodies and their boards of directors.

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