Royal Decree Dispersing the House of Representatives and Appointing a New Council of Ministers
Dispersing the House of Representatives and
Appointing a New Council of Ministers
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paraminthra Maha Prajadhipok Phra Pok Klao Chao Yu Hua is graciously pleased to proclaim that:
Whereas We entertain an opinion that although it is not the right time for the House of Representatives to initiate any change in the material economic policy which has been the source of the existence of the Nation since olden days, for the reason that the House currently consists of provisional Members pending appointment of the Representatives, many of those Members strongly desire to cause such change by indirectly employing certain schemes to coerce the House into conforming with their desire; and whereas We find that when such an inappropriate act doubtlessly indicates the impossibility to peacefully hold sessions for the sake of public administration to the degree that the national instability would ensue and the public happiness would be extinguished, there now arises an urgent need to prevent Our Nation and all Our Subjects from downfall;
Be it decreed by the King's most Excellent Majesty as follows:
1. The current House of Representatives shall be dispersed and shall not convene until the new House is formed after the Representatives are elected pursuant to the Constitution.
2. The current Council of Ministers shall be dissolved. A new Council of Ministers shall be formed by one Prime Minister and not more than twenty other Ministers. The Prime Minister of the dissolved Council shall become the Prime Minister of the newly formed Council. The incumbent Ministers shall become the ex officio members of the newly formed Council. And the remaining Ministers will be appointed by the King, upon advice of the Prime Minister.
3. In so far as the Representatives are not elected, the new House of Representatives is not summoned and the Council of Ministers is not appointed according to the Constitution, the new Council of Ministers under this Royal Decree shall exercise all authority the Constitution confers upon the Council of Ministers.
4. In so far as the Representatives are not elected and the new House of Representatives is not convoked, the legislative power shall be exercised by the King, by and with the advice and consent of the Council of Ministers.
5. In so far as the Representatives are not elected, the new House of Representatives is not convoked and the Council of Ministers is not appointed according to the Constitution, all provisions of the Constitution which are contrary to this Royal Decree shall be suspended, whilst the other provisions of the Constitution may still be enforceable.
Issued this 1st Day of April, Buddhist Era 2476 (1933); being the 9th Year of the present Reign.
- Phraya Manopakon Niti Thada.
- Chao Phraya Wongsa.
- Chao Phraya Thammasak.
- Phraya Thep Withun.
- VADM Phraya Ratcha Wang San.
- Phraya Cha Saenya Bodi.
- Phraya Si Wisan Wacha.
- Col Phraya Phahon Phon Phayuha Sena.
- Col Phraya Song Suradet.
- Col Phraya Rit Akkhane.
- Lt Col Phraya Prasat Phitthaya Yut.
- Maj Luang Phibun Songkhram.
- LCDR Luang Sinthu Songkhramma Chai.
- Prayun Phamonmontri.
- Published in the Government Gazette: volume 50/page 1/1 April 1933.
- Act Repealing the Royal Decree Dispersing the House of Representatives dated 1 April, Buddhist Era 2476 (1933)
- Royal Decrees Dissolving the House of Representatives