In a move that could have a big impact on Thailand’s politics, the Thai House of Commons is set to get a fresh name in January.
The move will mark a big change in Thai politics.
The House of Reps.
is traditionally called the National Assembly and the National Council, but its new name could signal a change of direction in politics.
Thai lawmakers have traditionally been referred to by a short, but common, name like the National Palace, which has served as the national capital since 1951.
The name change could also be seen as a symbol of the nation’s rising power and influence.
The House of Repubs was established by a decree of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1975.
It is the seat of power for the country’s military rulers.
The lawmakers have held the role since 1977.
A party known as the Democratic Alliance of Thailand (DAT) won a landslide election victory in 2013 and took control of the Thai Parliament.