Thai junta’s committee rejects constitution – extends military rule


Members of the National Reform Council (NRC) pose during a group photo following their vote on the new draft constitution at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 September 2015. Thailand's junta-appointed reform council rejected a new draft constitution on 06 September, putting the next general election on hold until 2017 at the earliest.

Continuing Thailand’s political disfunction, the hand-picked committee by the military junta has rejected the new constitution, gaining over half a year more in power.

On Sunday, Thailand's military junta extended its rule by at least seven more months, when its handpicked reform council rejected a constitution that their own committee had drafted. The vote was 135 against and 105 for, and it all but ensured that a return to some semblance of democracy in Thailand will be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Desire to postpone elections

Thailand's military junta took power in May 2014 and called for a reform period of two years, leading some in Thaila...

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