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People split, unsure on charter change

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About 40% of people believed the government's latest attempt to rewrite the constitution would deepen the political rift in the country, but only 34% gave it full support, Nida Poll of the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) reported on Monday. 

The pollsters surveyed 1,255 people of all education levels and occupations nationwide on Dec 7-8, seeking their opinions on the government’s plan to amend the charter.

Nida reported 60.40% of respondents said they knew about the government’s intention, while 39.60% said they were unaware of it;  90.63% had no idea which articles are going to be changed; 4.75% knew that the charter changes would  will touch on Articles 68, 117, 190, 237, 291 and 309; and only 4.63% believed that it is aimed to facilitate political amnesty. 

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