CDC meeting agrees to set up quota for female participation in politics.


BANGKOK, 1 April 2015 – The Constitution Drafting Committee meeting has resolved to approve the proposal to set up a quota for female participation in politics.

The CDC meeting on Tuesday held an internal discussion to review pending matters, which amounted to 23 issues.

According to CDC spokesman Gen. Lertrat Ratanavanich, the meeting has approved that female candidates must account for at least one-third of the total candidates in the party-list proportional representation system.

However, the CDC meeting decided not to change the condition of gender proportion for the election of local administration councilors as it is different in nature when compared with the election of MPs or senators, Gen. Lertrat added.

Concerning the no-confidence debate, the CDC resolved to put in the draft charter that the prime minister who loses in the no-confidence vote will be the only person removed from office but the House of Representatives and MPs will continue their duties.