BANGKOK – Thai lawmakers moved to change parts of the country’s military-backed constitution after its highest court agreed to hear a case that may block them from doing so, signaling a renewed round of political tension.
Parliamentarians took an initial step early Thursday to approve three bills that would establish a fully elected Senate and make it harder for the courts to disband political parties. The Constitutional Court on Wednesday accepted a petition from an appointed senator seeking to block some of the amendments.
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