World Bulletin / News Desk
Thailand's parliament began the procedure for royal succession Tuesday, signaling the imminent ascension of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to the throne.
In a televised special session, the president of the legislature, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, told the assembly that parliament had received an earlier cabinet motion asking for the procedure to begin.
"As I have informed the assembly of the cabinet's decision, I will now invite the heir, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, to ascend to the throne of the people of Thailand," he said.
The special session, which lasted five minutes, ended with Pornpetch leading the legislature in stating " Long Live the King!"
Pornpetch will now seek an audience with Vajiralongkorn to formally invite him to ascend the throne.
Royal sources told Anadolu Agency that the prince is currently abroad in Germany and due back Wednesday.
The sources did not wish to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation and Thailand's strict lese majeste law.
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