THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly yesterday voted unanimously for junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the 29th prime minister of Thailand. He was the sole candidate for the job. Prayuth was widely tipped to become the next prime minister after st
Of the 197 NLA members, 191 voted for Prayuth while NLA president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai and assembly vice presidents Surachai Liengboonlertchai and Peerasak Porchit abstained. Three members were reportedly on sick leave.
Prayuth did not attend the meeting as he was not required to, and did not need to reveal his vision for the country.
Instead, he attended a ceremony commemorating the 64th anniversary at the 21st Infantry Regiment of the Queen’s Guard in Chon Buri province.
An army of journalists arrived at Parliament early yesterday morning and there were a large number of security officers.