Thailand's parliamentary session to be opened from Aug. 1

08:57, July 28, 2011      

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The first ordinary parliamentary session of Thailand will be opened from August 1, Bangkok Post website reported on Wednesday.

According to a royal decree announced on Wednesday, His Royal Highness Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, on behalf of his Majesty the King, will preside over the opening ceremony which will be held at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall from 5 p.m.

The royal decree was countersigned by caretaker Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

This session will last for 120 days. After the opening of the parliamentary session, the first parliamentary meeting could be convened for the selection of the House Speaker and deputies.

The election-winner Pheu Thai Party is scheduled to convene the meeting next week after the Election Commission endorses up to 475 lawmakers, the quorum required for calling the parliamentary meeting. Based on the Constitution, the first parliamentary meeting shall be held within 30 calendar days after the voting day or by August 3, in this case.

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