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Thai Government, Commission Clash Over Drafting New Constitution

Thailand’s military government and constitutional drafting commission are in a stand-off after the Cabinet called for a new charter to include a non-elected senate and an appointed prime minister over transitional five year period. The government’s proposals have triggered sharp reactions from major political parties amid warnings of potential conflict if the proposals are included in the new constitution. The commission’s draft allows for the election of a 500 member House of...

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