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Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister of Thailand

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Prayut Chan-o-cha: Prime Minister of Thailand
Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician, retired Royal Thai Army general officer, former head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). As of July 2019 he is the incumbent Prime Minister of Thailand, Thailand's Defence Minister, and head of the Royal Thai Police. In addition, he assumed the duties of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as head of the government's economic team and oversees the Justice Ministry's Department of Special Investigation (DSI).


Thai PM vows to take sole responsibility for oath of office gaffe

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday he will take sole responsibility for failing to recite the full oath of allegiance when he and his Cabinet were sworn in last month.
Reuters - Published

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Bangkok bombings: Four wounded by blasts in Thai capital as leaders meet for high-level summit; security tightened, says PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha

Several small bombs exploded across Bangkok on Friday, rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and leaving four people wounded but not..
Firstpost - Published

Thai PM condemns those behind blasts that destroy peace

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Friday condemned those behind at least three small bomb blasts that hit the capital Bangkok as it was hosting a South East Asian security meeting with world..
Reuters - Published

Thai PM faces first opposition challenge as he sets out plans

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha faced opposition questions in parliament for the first time on Thursday as the former junta leader set out his government's plans.
Reuters - Published

Thai coup leader's new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.
Reuters - Published

Thai king swears in coup leader's cabinet

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.
Reuters - Published

Thai prime minister declares end of military rule

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha formally resigned as the head of the military government on Monday, saying the country would function as a normal democracy after five years of military rule.
Reuters - Published

Thai king endorses new cabinet weeks after disputed election

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has endorsed the new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha following a March 24 election, the Royal Gazette said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday ordered an end to military rule before his new civilian government is sworn in, but kept the power to let security forces carry out searches and arrests..
Reuters - Published

Thai coup leader completes transition to elected PM, cabinet unclear

Thailand's king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his..
Reuters - Published

Economic woes face Thailand's junta chief turned civilian PM

Thailand's junta chief-turned-civilian prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha faces a tough task in reviving a faltering economy and sinking investor confidence - the same problems as when he seized power in..
Reuters - Published

'Not here for decoration': Thai transgender MPs make history in parliament

'not here for decoration': thai transgender mps make history in parliament
Thailand's transgender community enjoys a high profile, but still faces major hurdles in the conservative Buddhist-majority kingdom Smiling broadly, Tanwarin triumphantly cast her vote for prime..
WorldNews - Published

Thai junta chief vows to 'do his best' as civilian PM

Thailand's junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha called on Thursday for national unity and thanked members of parliament after they voted him in as a civilian prime minister, five years after he seized..
Reuters - Published

Thai parliament elects ex military government chief Prayuth as PM

thai parliament elects ex military government chief prayuth as pm
Thailand's opposition says the vote was rigged as the Senate was hand-picked by the military.
BBC News - Published

Junta leader elected Thai prime minister

Thailand's junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected late Wednesday as the kingdom's first civilian prime minister since the 2014 coup he led, in a vote by a parliament stacked with appointed allies of..
France 24 - Published

Thai Parliament Votes To Keep Prayuth Chan-ocha In Power As Prime Minister

thai parliament votes to keep prayuth chan-ocha in power as prime minister
Thailand's two houses of Parliament voted to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha in power on Wednesday, five years after he removed an elected government in a military coup, according to The Straits Times. Prayuth..
WorldNews - Published

How Thailand's coup leader kept power through election

When Thailand's former army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, was confirmed as prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, he completed his transition from coup leader to head of a civilian government..
Reuters - Published

Parliament confirms Thai coup leader Prayuth as prime minister

Thailand's new parliament confirmed military junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as civilian prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was..
Reuters - Published

Thai junta leader voted in as prime minister after election

Thailand's new parliament voted in ruling military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he overthrew an elected government.
Reuters - Published

Thailand's opposition alliance to nominate rising star Thanathorn as PM

Thailand's anti-military Democratic Front alliance will on Wednesday nominate rising political star Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit for prime minister, facing off against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha,..
Reuters - Published

Thai Parliament Will Vote For A New Prime Minister On June 5

thai parliament will vote for a new prime minister on june 5
Both houses of Thailand's parliament will meet next week to vote for a new prime minister according to the newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives Chuan Leekpai who released a statement..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand's pro-army party seeks allies to cement power

Two Thai political parties have been invited to join a new government led by military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, a pro-army party said on Monday, more than two months..
Reuters - Published

Thai parties meet to discuss deal to keep coup leader as PM

Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months..
Reuters - Published

Thailand's 11 one-seat parties support Prayut as new PM

thailand's 11 one-seat parties support prayut as new pm
BANGKOK, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Eleven Thai political parties which won one seat each in Thailand's March 24 elections said on Monday that they would vote for incumbent Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to..
WorldNews - Published

After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a..
Reuters - Published

Thailand's coup maker could face tough transition to civilian leadership

For five years, Thailand's Prayuth Chan-ocha ruled undisputed as the head of a junta that had grabbed power from a democratically elected government - now, he looks poised to become a civilian prime..
Reuters - Published

Thai elections: Prayut poised to continue as PM

thai elections: prayut poised to continue as pm
Bangkok: The pro-regime Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), who fielded military junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as its Prime Ministerial candidate, is poised to win the 2019 general elections here as of..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand's pro-army party leads in election; results delayed

A pro-military party was leading in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, with the unofficial result delayed until Monday afternoon likely to indicate whether junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha can..
Reuters - Published

In 1st poll since coup, Thais lean to populists

in 1st poll since coup, thais lean to populists
Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) — Thai voters went to the polls on Sunday in a long-delayed election following a 2014 coup, a race that pits a military junta chief seeking to retain power against a..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand elections: Voters head to poll stations after 5 years of military rule

thailand elections: voters head to poll stations after 5 years of military rule
[Thailand], Mar 24 (ANI): Polling began on Sunday after nearly five years of military rule in Thailand where around 51 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, South China Morning Post..
WorldNews - Published

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand’s next leader

a look at those jockeying to be thailand’s next leader
BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday’s general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the House of..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand's junta chief says he will run for PM in March 24 elections

The head of Thailand's military junta, Prayuth Chan-ocha, said on Friday he will contest March 24 elections as a candidate for prime minister.
Reuters - Published

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