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Referendum law 'needed'

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros & Mongkol Bangprapa
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There is no law allowing for the results of a referendum to decide whether the country should have a new charter, a former charter writer said. 

The existing law, the 2009 Referendum Act, only allows for consultative referendums to be conducted, said Komsan Phokong, a law expert of the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. Consultative referendums are not legally binding.

However, to decide whether there should be a new constitution requires an absolute referendum, and no law exists to accommodate that.

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