Voting out democracy

Print edition : September 16, 2016

A 'No' installation being removed at Thammasat University in Bangkok after the 'Yes' victory in the Constitutional referendum on August 7. Photo: Borja Sanchez-Trillo/AFP

Members of the New Democracy Movement arrive at the military court in Bangkok to stand trial for criticising the draft Constitution, on July 5. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha casting his vote in the referendum. Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra casting her vote. Photo: Vicky Ge Huang/AP

King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Damir Sagolj/REUTERS

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is believed to be against the periodic coups the Thai military indulges in. Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters

The military junta in Thailand gets yet another Constitution passed through a “referendum” which effectively prevents any single party from gaining a majority in Parliament.
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