Draft Thai Constitution Complete, but Strife Seen Ahead

The generals who seized power in last year's coup in Thailand would be granted immunity from prosecution and unelected individuals allowed to become prime minister under a preliminary draft of a new constitution seen on Friday. The draft seen by Reuters will be scrutinized by political stakeholders over the next five weeks. Thailand's 20th charter since 1932 has been drawn up by a 36-member Constitution Drafting Committee appointed by the coup-makers to prevent a "parliamentary dictatorship. Samart Kaewmeechai, a Puea Thai Party member and former lawmaker, told Reuters: "Now isn't the time to say whether or not we'll run for elections,"



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