Thailand's New Constitution Keeps The Military In Politics
Thailand's new constitution secures the military's influence on the country.By Matt Picht | August 7, 2016
After two years of military rule, voters in Thailand have adopted a new constitution for a civilian government — which isn't to say the military is going to just hand over power.
The new constitution, which was supported by about 60 percent of voters, expands the military's control over the country's legislature, the National Assembly. It lets military officials appoint every member of the Assembly's upper house, the Senate. Rule changes will also make it tougher for any one party to win a majority in the lower house.