What will happen in the Thai political scene after the charter draft was voted down today?
The following is the foreseeable scenario, which will see the election held in 2017.
By October 6, 2015: A new charter drafting team is set up by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). It will have 180 days to draft a new constitution.
By April 2016: A new charter must be completed.
September 2016: A national referendum takes place to pass the new charter draft. If it passes, a process of drafting organic laws will take around six months.
April 2017: A general election is held if the draft passes the referendum.
If it fails to pass the referendum, another round of drafting will begin or one of the previous Constitutions will be used.