CDA unanimously accepts draft constitution
(BangkokPost.com) - Constitution Drafting Assembly voted unanimously to accept the draft constitution on Friday.
All of the 98 CDA members voted to accept the bill while two others are absent.
The voting took place about 15 minutes, after each of the members speak out their decisions when their names are called.
CDA chairman Noranit Setabutr proposed that public relations campaigns to publicise the draft constitution should be done on July 31 while the referendum should be set for August 19.
The voting takes place while Democratic Alliance Against Dictatorship protests outside the parliament, urging public not to accept the draft constitution at the referendum.
Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee Prasong Soonsiri urged the protesters to reconsider the real reason behind the protest and to see benefit of the country and the public ahead of themselves.
Sqn-ldr Prasong added that the acceptance of the draft constitution at the referendum will lead to election, then the military will go back to their units.