August 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.

Thailand Referendum Approves New Constitution
Image of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casting his vote
On August 7, 2016, Thailand holds an election that results in an approval for a military-based constitution. The positive vote paves the way for a general election to be held next year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha encourages the citizens of Thailand to vote "Yes" in the ballots, hoping to legitimize his junta, which has been in power since a coup in 2014.
Photo source: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
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