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What's Wrong With Thailand's New Constitution

A Thai constitution that tries to get around basic democracy will only ensure that another one needs to be written in a few years.

Everyday Thais should decide who governs.

Photographer: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The draft constitution presented in Thailand last week grants "everything that every citizen ever felt the need to fight for," according to the junta-appointed committee that wrote it. By diminishing the role of those same citizens in government, however, it’s far more likely to prolong the country's political stalemate. 

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