Thai Junta Could Opt for a Previous Constitution if Draft Rejected

11 February 2016
Photo credit: JakartaGlobe
Photo credit: JakartaGlobe
<p>Thailand's junta could pick one from among 19 previous constitutions if a July referendum rejects a draft charter unveiled last month, a constitutional panel spokesman said on Tuesday (9/2).</p><p>The January document was the junta's second attempt at a draft after the previous charter was torn up following a May 2014 coup by the military.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Critics, including Thailand's main political parties, say the draft constitution is likely to be rejected in the nationwide referendum required to approve it, so delaying the time frame for a general election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Those fears have prompted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to repeat over the past week that an election will take place in 2017.</span></p>
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