Thai king approves Constitution

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Thailand’s junta won approval from the king on Tuesday for an interim Constitution mapping out year-long political reforms expected to curb the influence of fugitive ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
It was the first time the revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej (86) has granted an audience to coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha since the military seized power two months ago.
General Prayut has ruled out holding elections until around October 2015. The interim Constitution, when published, is expected to give an indication of how the military plans to run the country and overhaul the political system. — AFP
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