Thai king endorses military-backed constitution

Thailand's monarch has endorsed a new constitution in the first step back towards democracy after a 2014 military coup.

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    Thailand's monarch has endorsed a new constitution in the first step back towards democracy after a 2014 military coup.

    The document was signed by new King Maha Vajiralongkorn at a ceremony in the capital. Critics argue, however, that it gives the military a powerful say over Thai politics.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.


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