Thailand accepts military-backed constitution: Election Commission

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A fruit vendor pushes a cart in front of a polling station during a constitutional referendum vote in Bangkok, Thailand August 7, 2016. A fruit vendor pushes a cart in front of a polling station during a constitutional referendum vote in Bangkok, Thailand August 7, 2016.

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Thailand on Sunday voted to accept a military-backed constitution, results based on 80 percent of votes counted showed.
Results from the country's Election Commission show 62 percent of the country voted for the charter while 37.9 percent rejected it.
The vote paves the way for a general election in 2017 but requires future governments to rule on the military's terms.
Critics, including the country's major political parties, have said the constitution is undemocratic.

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