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Thai House votes down anti-coup motion
Thai House votes down anti-coup motion

Bangkok, Feb 20 (TIWN) Thailand's House of Representatives on Thursday voted down the Future Forward Party's (FFP) motion for a committee to study ways to prevent future military coups.

The House rejected the proposal with 242 votes against and 215 MPs supporting it, with two abstentions. FFP secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul proposed the motion early this month.  Before the vote Mr Piyabutr tried to woo support, telling MPs that coups were a reaction to political crises, but were not a right way to solve political conflict.  Coups could not bring about a liberal democracy, they only enabled a group within the military to take over and prolong their stay in power, he said.

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