"It's a big decision to suspend the constitution, even if it's just for one year. And voter fraud certainly sounds more like an excuse. I think the bigger issue is the fact that the military asked for certain things to be discussed, certain committees to be called together, but that was not heeded. There seems to be something that has really upset the military government. I don't think that not calling a [national] security council meeting [over alleged election fraud] would be enough for a coup. There must be something else, which is going on that we don't know. It feels very drastic to go for a coup," Marie Lall, a professor of education and South Asian Studies at the University College LondonInstitute of Education, told Sputnik.
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