Prayuth Chan-ocha

Prayuth Chan-ocha

(präyo͞ot` chän-ōchä`), 1954–, Thai army officer and political leader. After training at the Royal Military Academy, he joined the Thai army in 1972, rising to become chief of staff (2008) and then commander in chief (2010). After the 2006 coup, General Chan-ocha was appointed to the National Legislative Assembly. In 2014 he led a coup that forced ousted Prime Minister Yingluck ShinawatraYingluck Shinawatra
1967–, Thai business executive and political leader, first female prime minister of Thailand (2011–14), grad. Chiang Mai Univ. (B.A., 1988), Kentucky State Univ. (M.P.A., 1991).
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 and scrapped the 2007 constitution; Prayuth retired from the army and was named prime minister. His regime has jailed dissidents and political opponents, and issued an interim constitution giving the military government sweeping powers. In 2016 his government secured adoption of a new constitution that greatly increased the military's influence in the government, and he remained prime minister after the 2019 elections. In July, 2019, he also became defense minister.
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The government that took power last month is led by an ex-general, Prayuth Chan-ocha, who staged the 2014 takeover and led a military government until he took power through elections this year.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (KUNA) -- Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered the end of military rule, concluding the strict military limits imposed since the 2014 coup under Article 44.
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