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Thailand Votes on New Constitution

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Thailand Votes on New Constitution

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Thailand Votes on New Constitution

Thailand Votes on New Constitution

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The people of Thailand went to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution. It would replace the one tossed out by the military-led government that took power in a bloodless coup last year.

Final results of the referendum are expected Monday. If approved, the constitution will pave the way for a general election by the end of the year. Supporters of the charter argue it would return democracy to Thailand. But critics, including backers of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinowatra, aren't so sure.