Thailand Prime Minister: The Constitutional Court of Thailand has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duties. In fact, the court is hearing whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has completed the legally mandated eight-year period limit to be in the PM post. However, it has not been announced yet who will take over as the caretaker prime minister after Prayuth Chan-ocha’s removal from office.
Who can be made caretaker prime minister
After the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, discussions have started regarding who will be the PM in charge. There are speculations. According to the law, Deputy Prime Minister Pravit Wongsuo can now be given the responsibility of the post of PM. He is also considered a close political ally of Prayuth and has been part of the same military group that led him to power in a coup in 2014.
The main opposition party had filed a petition in the court
The petition was filed in court on Monday by the main opposition party, which argued that the time spent as head of the military government after a coup as Thailand’s army chief in 2014 was not a constitutional requirement for him. should be counted towards the fixed eight-year term. At the same time, the court has agreed that the petition filed for crossing the limit of Prayuth’s tenure is maintainable. After this, the members of the court agreed to relieve Prayuth by five votes to four.
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