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Thai Court Suspended Prime Minister Immediately

Thai Court Suspended Prime Minister Immediately
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Thailand’s court has ordered the dismissal of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, accused of holding on to power even after the end of his term. The country’s opposition parties complained to the court that the Prime Minister is continuing his duties for longer than the term. The court gave this order after considering the case on Wednesday local time. The article contains Thai Court Suspended Prime Minister Immediately.

According to the information, the Prime Minister’s term of office is eight years in Thailand’s constitution. Prayuth Chan Ocha seized power in 2014 through a military coup. In 2019, he held power through the elections held under the guidance of the military government. Taking cognizance of the case, Prayuth Chan ordered Ocha not to perform the duties of the Prime Minister. However, the final verdict in the case is yet to be given. He will have 15 days to appeal against the court order. But political analysts of the country see this order as a surprise.

Opposition parties in the country say he began his tenure as the junta leader in May 2014. Then, in August 2014, he was appointed as the Prime Minister of the new military government. And that is why they are arguing that his term is ending at the end of this week. However, Prayuth Chan Ocha’s supporters say that his term began either when the new constitution came into effect in 2017 or after he won the general election in 2019. Deputy Prime Minister Prabit Ongsuwan (77) will take over as the new Prime Minister as per the rules as the Prime Minister has been sacked by the court order.

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