The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) acknowledged the accession to the Throne of His Royal Highness Crown Prince as New King.

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At 09.00 hrs., 29 November 2016, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) presided over the special session of the cabinet and then submit the resolution to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) that convened for the special meeting at 11.00 hrs.

At 11.20 hrs., the NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai presided over the special meeting  which was attended by 243 members of the NLA for acknowledgement of  the   significant agenda from the Cabinet. The meeting comprised  Mr. Surachai Liengboonlertchai, the First Vice – President of the NLA, Mr. Peerasak Porchit, the Second Vice – President of the NLA,  Mrs. Wararat  Atibaedya, Secretary – General of the Senate  and  Ad-hoc Committee Members together with  the NLA Members attend in unison.

NLA President said that the significant agenda is the accession to the Throne of HRH Crown Prince as New King. After the passing of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 13 October 2016. In the previous time, His Majesty the late King already appointed, HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as the Heir to the Throne, according to the Palace Law. After  the announcement on extending the invitation for the royal succession, NLA President led  assembly to stand up in a show of respect and extend their best wishes to  New King : “Long Live the King.”

The Constitution of the Kingdom of  Thailand (Interim)  B.E. 2557 (2014)  in  Chapter 2 of the King, in accordance with Section 23 in Chapter 2 of  the  Constitution  B.E. 2550 (2007), states that… “In the case where the Throne becomes vacant and the King has already appointed His Heir to the Throne under the Palace Law on Succession, B.E. 2467 (1924), the Council of Ministers shall notify the President  of the National Assembly (in the case, the NLA President). The President shall convoke the National Assembly for the acknowledgement  thereof, and shall invite such Heir to ascend the Throne and proclaim such Heir the King.  Afterwards, the President shall declare to keep the people informed.”

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