General Prayut Returns As Prime Minister

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Thailand wakes up to a democratic dictatorship this morning after ” winning ” 500 votes compared to the Democratic nomination of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, here is a roundup of what this mornings news agencies are reporting.

General Prayut returns as prime minister

General Prayut returns as prime minister By KAS CHANWANPEN THE NATION Some of the Thai members of the House raise their hands to support the leader of the Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (not pictured), in pole position to be the new prime minister. // EPA-EFE PHOTO General Pr…

Prayuth Wins Second Term as PM

BANGKOK – With the help of pro-junta lawmakers and his own handpicked Senators, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha secured another term in office Wednesday night. Gen. Prayuth, who’s been serving as prime minister since seizing power in a 2014 coup, enjoyed a majority (374 votes) in a parliamentary session held in northern Bangkok at about 11pm.

Junta leader Prayuth named Thailand’s next prime minister after marathon debate

Predictions of inevitability to ongoing rule by junta leader Prayuth Chan-o-cha bore out today as the 65-year-old retired general was elevated to the premiership following 12 hours of debate in parliament. By a vote of 498 to 244, lawmakers from both the elected lower house and junta-chosen senate voted to make Prayuth, who has struggled …

Prayut officially chosen as Prime Minister of Thailand | Prachatai English

After 12 hours of parliamentary meeting, the majority of House of Representatives and the Senate have voted 500-244 to choose Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as the Prime Minister of Thailand. 3 MPs have voted for abstention.

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha gets new term

BANGKOK – Thailand’s new parliament voted on Wednesday (June 5) to give a fresh term to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, three months after its landmark election. In the joint sitting of the elected 500-seat House of Representatives and appointed 250-seat Senate, Mr Prayut trumped rival prime minister nominee Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit by by 500 votes to 244.