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New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/constitution-gives-thai-junta-sweeping-powers-115336997.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Vf4kV.l9oI_MBrh2IpGI6A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/af3ed15dbba4af1c5a0f6a706700e9f9.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Secretary-General of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya, who also in charge of legal and justice affairs, listens to questions during a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Thailand adopted a temporary constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. But the charter's clauses allow the ruling junta to continue to hold substantial power even after an interim Cabinet and legislature take office. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)" align="left" title="Secretary-General of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya, who also in charge of legal and justice affairs, listens to questions during a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Thailand adopted a temporary constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. But the charter's clauses allow the ruling junta to continue to hold substantial power even after an interim Cabinet and legislature take office. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)" border="0" /></a>BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution allows the leader of the ruling junta to become interim prime minister and gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election, a senior army official said Wednesday.</p><br clear="all"/>


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