BANGKOK Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will indicator a new constitution on Thursday, the palace reported, an essential action toward keeping a typical election the armed service government has promised to restore democratic rule following a 2014 coup.
Thais accredited the extended-awaited constitution at a referendum previous August, but the palace requested adjustments in January following the king took above from his late father.
One particular of the adjustments was to permit the king to vacation abroad without the need of appointing a regent. Other adjustments, produced by the junta and the armed service-appointed assembly at the ask for of the palace, have not but been produced community.
The palace reported the constitution would be signed at a ceremony on Thursday, an yearly community holiday marking the establishment of the present Chakri dynasty 235 years in the past.
Publication in the Royal Gazette is anticipated the very same working day and it will then come to be law. It will be the twentieth constitution since the finish of complete monarchy in 1932.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X of the Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne in December adhering to the dying of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for more than 70 years.
(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat Producing by Patpicha Tanakasempipat Modifying by Matthew Tostevin and Clarence Fernandez)