By Prapasri Osathanon,
RED-SHIRT leader Weng Tojirakarn Monday predicted the new Constitution might not pass its referendum process, judging from National Statistical Office (NSO) surveys.
“The surveys of NSO showed that a majority of the people opposed the principles of this charter draft, and I believe that people will not support this Constitution drafted by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) president Borwornsak Uwanno,” the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) co-leader said.
Weng added the main issues of why people would reject the draft was on the matter of an outsider prime minister, and selected Senators.
In the upcoming September this new Constitution would be put on the table for the National Reform Council (NRC) to vote on whether they approved or disapproved of it. Weng was of the opinion it was still hard to predict the outcome of the votes by reformers.
“There is a hidden motive behind reformers’ votes. Now it is still hard to predict, but I think there would be a clearer sign [of how the vote would turn out] by this September. Some NRC members expect to be in the Reform Movement Council once their terms ended after the voting process. They might vote for a pass, but those who disapproved the draft might end their future political careers,” the redshirt leader said.