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Turbulent Thailand

Thai lawmakers vote down citizens' bill to abolish Senate

Outcome, while expected, still seen fueling pro-democracy protests

The pro-democracy protests of 2020 in Bangkok, pictured here is one held in August that year, drew tens of thousands.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's lawmakers voted down a constitutional amendment bill proposed by 135,000 civilians to abolish the Senate on Wednesday, a move that could add fuel to Thailand's pro-democracy protests, which have been regaining momentum once again.

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