By Shawn W Crispin
The Asia Times
July 26, 2007
BANGKOK – The consensus is that Thailand’s new military-drafted constitution will likely pass a highly anticipated national referendum on August 19. New political parties are fast forming to contest the democratic polls scheduled for the end of this year. And the military seems sincere in its stated intention to hand power over to a new elected government.
In the transition, however, it’s apparent that Thailand’s democracy will be compromised in significant ways …
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