Prayuth says NCPO to stay on after interim charter enacted

national July 11, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said the interim charter will have 50 articles and will balance the power between the National Council for Peace and Order and the transitional government.

Speaking during his weekly TV programme, Prayuth admitted that the interim charter would have certain restrictions but he did not elaborate.

He said the interim charter would balance the power of the NCPO and the interim government that will be appointed in September.

He admitted that the provisional constitution would have some restrictions but the restrictions would still be necessary for solving the country’s problems.

“If there are normal [democratic] solutions that are wanted by many sides put in place in the covenant, then problems cannot be solved. The NCPO needs an opportunity and the tools to work this all out,” he added.

In the balance of power, the NCPO would remain in power to take care of security affairs while the government would be in charge of administering the country.

He added that Occasional joint meetings will be held when necessary, with advice possibly given to the interim government by the NCPO with a view to its being put into action.

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