Junta-backed draft constitution passes Thai referendum

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said his government will follow the roadmap to a general election in 2017 after official results of the charter referendum came out on Wednesday.

But the Constitution Drafting Committee(CDC) will make some amendments to the draft constitution in accordance with result of the referendum on the additional question.

It still needs to pass an examination of the Constitutional Court and get endorsement form the King.

The prime minister said that the process will be finished in three months.

Once completed, it will be the Kingdom’s 20th constitution, and it will for the first time in history allow a total of 250 senators, selected by the junta, to jointly elect a new prime minister with 500 elected members from the lower house.

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