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Thailand Approves Changes to Constitution on Royal Powers

Thailand's military-ruled legislature has approved constitutional changes desired by the newly enthroned king that would reserve more powers for him. One change made Friday by the National Legislative Assembly allows King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to decide whether or not to appoint a regent in his absence. The constitution previously stated that if no regent was appointed, the head of the Privy Council - the king's advisory body _ would become regent. The...

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