In Thailand, opposition parties pledge constitutional reform in run up to general elections

4 April 2023
Flag of Thailand (photo credit: TheDigitalArtist via pixabay)
Flag of Thailand (photo credit: TheDigitalArtist via pixabay)
Candidates began registering [3 April] for Thailand's upcoming general election, in which Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha faces a tough fight against opposition parties vowing to rewrite the kingdom's army-scripted constitution. [...] [The Pheu Thai Party] has said it is targeting a landslide victory in the election to prevent the military establishment from blocking its route to power, as happened in 2019 when it won most seats but was shut out of government. And it wants to hold public hearings to decide how to redraft the constitution. "There is no way that this country can become democratic as long as we have an undemocratic constitution," Chusak Sirinin, a Pheu Thai deputy leader, said last week.
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