The First Students’ Assembly When “Democracy Was Blooming”
The blooming of democracy after the October 14th, 1973 political unrest resulted in a change in the students’ administrative system from the Club system, known as the Chulalongkorn University Students’ Club, to the Student Government of Chulalongkorn University. The Students’ Council is formed to allow students to take part in their own administration and to audit and consider the budget. Representatives from each Faculty become members of the Council, which is modelled on the Parliamentary System. The first direct election of members of the Students’ Council took place in January 1974. Students form parties to compete in the election in the same way as political parties.