Translation:Royal Decree Dissolving the House of People's Representatives, 2554 BE
Dissolving the House of People's Representatives,
Bhumibol Adulyadej R
Given on the 9th day of May 2554 BE
Being the 66th year of the present reign
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paramin Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej gives a great royal command by which He orders with His pleasure that it be announced as follows:
Whereas the Prime Minister has humbly made the following submission to Him: After the Government assumed the duties to handle the public services of the State at the end of the year 2551 BE, during which various types of crisis occurred within the Country, including the aftermath of the global economic failure, which resulted in the decline of the economic growth rate, the increase of the unemployment rate, and the halt of national investment, as well as the problems of conflict and discord amongst the people of the Nation, in which the use of force and violence during rallies and protests was present, the Government has now mitigated the said problems to the degree of being able to recover the economic condition of the Country from crisis and restore it to normalcy, with the economic growth rate improving gradually and continuously. As regards the problems of conflict and discord in the society, they have been remedied through cooperation from every section of the society until they have abated in severity. In addition, the National Assembly has completely considered an amendment to the Constitution to make it [more] suitable and compatible with the changed situation of the Country. It is thus found appropriate to dissolve the House of People's Representatives and organise a general election of new Members of the House of People's Representatives in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, so as to return the power of making political decisions to the people and allow the parliamentary administration under the democratic regime with a Monarch as Head [of State] to continue continuously;
Therefore, by virtue of the powers under the stipulations of section 108 and section 187 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, He orders with His gracious pleasure that the following Royal Decree be enacted:
Section1.This Royal Decree is called the "Royal Decree Dissolving the House of People's Representatives, 2554 BE".
Section2.This Royal Decree shall come into force from the day of its publication in the Royal Gazette onwards.
Section3.The House of People's Representatives shall be dissolved in order to enable an election of new Members of the House of People's Representatives.
Section4.A general election of Members of the House of People's Representatives shall take place on Sunday, the 3rd day of July 2554 BE.
Section5.The Prime Minister and the President of the Election Commission shall be in charge of the execution of this Royal Decree.
- "Phra Ratcha Kritsadika Yup Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon Phoso Song Phan Ha Roi Hasip Si" [Royal Decree Dissolving the House of People's Representatives, 2554 BE]. (2011, 10 May). Ratchakitchanubeksa [Royal Gazette], 128(33A), 19–20. (In Thai).
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