Monday, August 20, 2007

Thailand Referendum: Thais Vote "Yes" for a New Constitution

Yesterday the Thai people voted in a referendum on their new constitution. The constitution would appear to have passed. Across the Kingdom, about 58% voted in favor and 42% voted against the draft constitution, with a majority of Thais supporting the constitution in all regions except for the northeast. In the northeast province of Isan -- the stronghold of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin -- two thirds of the people voted against the new constitution. Bangkok Pundit has been live-blogging the returns.