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Thai PM endorsed by King

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:47

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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Thai PM endorsed by King

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:47