Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung is standing firm against the government's move to hold a referendum to find out if the public agrees with its plan to rewrite the constitution.
The number of eligible voters is expected to rise to around 49 million next year, and roughly 25 million would have to take part in the referendum the government wants to organise on charter change, Mr Chalerm said.
If the voter turnout fails to reach the required total, the referendum would automatically become invalid. Even if a sufficient number of voters took part as required by the law, the government would still need more than half of the votes to win in the referendum, he said.
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