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Thailand's military-written draft constitution seems 'approved'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Bangkok, Aug 7: Millions of Thais on Sunday appeared to have voted in favour of a new constitution that will give extra powers to the country’s military, which seized control of the government in a 2014 coup. According to the country’s Election Commission, with 91 per cent of the votes counted so far, 61 per cent have voted in favour, BBC reported. Voting across 94,000 polling stations opened at 8 a.m., and closed at 4 p.m. The official results were expected by 9 p.m. The 50 million eligible voters were asked to answer “yes” or “no” to the question: “Do you accept the draft constitution?” They were also asked a supplementary question, whether or not the appointed sete should be allowed to join the lower house in selecting a prime minister, the BBC reported. (ians)

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