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Charter drafter signals strict curbs on populism, poll fraud

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The new permanent constitution will establish mechanisms to curb populism and ensure politicians found guilty of electoral fraud are banned for life, a legal expert who helped draft the interim charter says. 

Borwornsak Uwanno, seen here in friendly discussions with defence permanent secretary Gen Surasak Kanchanarat and other NCPO members, will once again serve as a chief architect of a permanent constitution. He said there is no need to copy other nations' charters. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Speaking at a seminar on Thursday, King Prajadhipok's Institute secretary-general Borwornsak Uwanno said the 36-member committee responsible for drawing up the permanent charter will design it based on the framework set out by the interim constitution.

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