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Prayut Chan-o-cha

Thai politician, current Prime Minister of Thailand

General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา; born 21 March 1954) is a former Thai army officer and is the Prime Minister of Thailand. He is a former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army.[1]


Prayut Chan-o-cha
ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา
Prayuth Jan-ocha 2010-06-17 Cropped.jpg
Prime Minister of Thailand
Assumed office
25 Aug 2014
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Vajiralongkorn
Preceded byhimself (as Leader of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council)
Leader of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council
Assumed office
22 May 2014
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded byNiwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan (Temporary Prime Minister)
Succeeded byhimself (as Prime Minister)
Commander-in-Chief
of the Royal Thai Army
Assumed office
1 October 2010
Prime MinisterAbhisit Vejjajiva
Yingluck Shinawatra
Preceded byAnupong Paochinda
Personal details
Born (1954-03-21) 21 March 1954 (age 65)
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Army
RankRTA OF-9 (General).svg General

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fredrickson, Terry (October 1, 2010). "Gen Prayuth takes command". Bangkok Post. Retrieved May 22, 2014.