Prayut Chan-o-cha elected as Thailand pm

Added On June 7, 2019

Thailand's current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been elected as the new prime minister of the country.
The result was announced by President of the National Assembly Chuan Leekpai on Wednesday.
Prayut has garnered 500 votes while his rival Forward Party leader only got 244.
One only needed a minimum of 375 votes from the current 748-member parliament to win a simple majority and became the prime minister following the March 24 election.
Prayut, who has run the country since 2014, was heading a meager majority government under a 19-party coalition led by the Palang Pracharath Party.
He is yet to set up a cabinet in which a maximum of 36 persons including himself can be named ministers.