Coup Leader Prayuth Declares Himself “New Prime Minister”

 | Fri 23 May 2014 10:13 ICT

CityNews – According to announcement No. 10 of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC), military junta chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared himself acting Prime Minister until coup regime authorities can find someone else to take his place. 

The new PM for now, Gen. Prayuth.

“As some laws stipulate that ‘the prime minister’ authorises actions under the law, the NPOMC leader or his assigned individuals will uphold that authority for the time being,” the announcement said.

The Thai senate no longer has the authority to appoint a prime minister, according to acting Senator Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai.