Thailand coup leader turned prime minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha receives royal endorsement during a ceremony. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday (August 25), four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament.
Thai television showed general Prayuth in a royal endorsement ceremony at the army's Bangkok headquarters.
Prayuth was appointed prime minister on Thursday (August 21) by 191 out of 197 members of the military-dominated national assembly. He was the sole candidate for the post.
Approval from King Bhumibol Adulyadej is a formality. It paves the way for the appointment of an interim government to be set up in the coming weeks, although power will remain firmly in the junta's hands.
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