Speaking at the government-sponsored reform forum on “Which Way Thailand Will Go”, held at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, Mrs Thida said the red shirt group also wanted a national referendum on constitutional amendments at the same time as the general election.
She said the UDD opposed the 2007 charter which was an outcome of the Sept 2006 military coup.
The UDD chairperson stated that she also disagreed with the proposal by anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban that an appointed people’s council be set up and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra step down to end political turmoil.
Mrs Thida said the premier should continue performing her duty to protect the law and the democratic system.
UDD co-leader Jatuporn Prompan said at the same forum that members of the parliament must come from a democratic election, otherwise the country would never be able to get out of the political crisis.
Mr Jatuporn said the proposals on the people’s council and an impartial prime minister were unconstitutional as they are not stipulated in the charter.
The armed forces had learned from past experience that a military coup is not the solution to the political problem and therefore they supported the Feb 2 election, he said.