Thailand's ruling military announced on Sunday an interim constitution which was to be followed by the naming of a prime minister to head the country for the next year.
The announcement was made on television stations after King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed the document.
The military abolished a 1997 constitution after seizing power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless coup Sept. 19.
The new rulers say the previous constitution had too many "loopholes" which allowed Thaksin and his cronies to abuse power and engage in widespread corruption.
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