Thais vote in referendum on new constitution

    Thais vote in referendum on new constitution

    Aug.7, Bangkok: People across Thailand are voting in a referendum on a new constitution, written by a military-appointed committee.

    According to authorities, the military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. If approved, the constitution will be a major step towards returning to full democracy. But opponents call the vote unfair as campaigning has been restricted.

    There was a slow start at one polling station in the capital Bangkok, media reports said. Of 785 registered voters, only about 30 arriving to cast their ballots in the first hour after the polls had opened.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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