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Thailand Needs More Democracy

The junta's draft constitution will lead only to renewed political strife.

Ready for Sunday's vote.

Photographer: MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images

The military junta now ruling Thailand is intent on ratifying a new constitution that would entrench the influence of unelected officials over future governments. But Thais preparing to vote on the document this Sunday should be wary. What their country needs isn’t less democracy, but more.

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