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Thai Junta Leader Shutting Out Politicians, Says Former Premier

Thailand’s junta leader should “salvage” what he can from a flawed draft constitution and be realistic about what he can achieve during his remaining time in power, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.

Prayuth Chan-Ocha must strengthen mechanisms within the charter for political accountability and put it to a nationwide referendum, Abhisit said in an April 2 interview in Bangkok. Most reforms will need to wait until after an election that Prayuth has said could come next year, he said.