Thailand’s military rulers have rejected a controversial new constitution drafted by an appointed council following last year’s coup.
Now a new committee will be appointed to write another draft. This delays elections further.
The constitution draft has been criticized widely. The focus of this has been a clause permitting a 23-member panel to take over the government during a “national crisis”.
The army ousted the elected government after months of political unrest.
The 247-member National Reform Council rejected the draft by 135 votes to 105 with 7 abstentions.
According to the BBC, the draft met strong opposition on almost all sides of the political divide.
The new committee will have 180 days to write a new draft, which will later be put to a national referendum.