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Interim constitution announced in Thailand

The new rulers say the previous constitution had too many 'loopholes' which allowed abuse of power.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 09:14 IST

Thailand's ruling military announced on Sunday an interim constitution, which was to be followed by the naming of a prime minister to head the country for the next year. The announcement was made on television stations after King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed the document.

The military abolished a 1997 constitution after seizing power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless coup on September 19. The new rulers say the previous constitution had too many 'loopholes' which allowed Thaksin and his cronies to abuse power and engage in widespread corruption.