Prime Minister of Thailand since 2014
General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา; born 21 March 1954) is a former Thai army officer and is the disputed Prime Minister of Thailand. He is a former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army.
|29th Prime Minister of Thailand|
|Assumed office |
22 May 2014
Acting: 22 May 2014 – 24 August 2014
Suspended: 24 August 2022 – present
|Preceded by||Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Prawit Wongsuwan |
|Minister of Defence|
|Assumed office |
10 July 2019
|Preceded by||Prawit Wongsuwan|
|Leader of the National Council for Peace and Order|
22 May 2014 – 16 July 2019
|Appointed by||Bhumibol Adulyadej|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army|
1 October 2010 – 30 September 2014
|Preceded by||Anupong Paochinda|
|Succeeded by||Udomdej Sitabutr|
|Born||21 March 1954|
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
|Palang Pracharath Party (2018–present)|
Naraporn Rotchanachan (m. 1984)
|Education||National Defence College|
Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
|Branch/service||Royal Thai Army|
|Years of service||1976–2014|
|*Prawit Wongsuwan serves as acting PM during the suspension.|
On 24 August, the Constitutional Court of Thailand suspended Prayut as prime minister, however Prayut still claims to be prime minister. As the most senior deputy prime minister, Prawit Wongsuwan was made acting prime minister.
- ↑ Prawit Wongsuwan became acting prime minister. Prayut Chan-o-cha remains as the prime minister of Thailand.
- ↑ Fredrickson, Terry (October 1, 2010). "Gen Prayuth takes command". Bangkok Post. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- ↑ "Prayuth Chan-ocha: Thai court suspends PM from office". BBC News. 2022-08-24. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
- ↑ "Thai court suspends PM Prayuth; Prawit made acting PM". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 2022-08-24.