Despite the strong possibility the government may not get the minimum 24 million votes needed in a referendum to rewrite the entire constitution, it appears determined to push ahead with the planned plebiscite.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is in India for the Asean-India summit, shrugged off Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung’s reservations about putting the proposal to a referendum, saying he was entitled to express his view. And while she admitted some concern there might not be enough votes to support the charter rewrite, she maintained the referendum must proceed.
Chalerm Yubamrung (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
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