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Thai junta’s future hangs in balance with new charter

Thailand’s military government plans to unveil a new constitution this month which it says will guide the kingdom back to democracy but which critics fear could cement the generals’ power. A military-appointed panel is wrapping up the first draft of a new charter, which it plans to release on April 19 for public debate, before putting it to a referendum in September. The referendum — Thailand’s first — will be the first time that the military puts its popularity to the test at the ballot box, one year after prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was deposed in a bloodless coup. Full Story

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