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Thai army chief declared acting PM

Thailand’s military junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha reportedly declared himself as the acting prime minister after the army declared a coup to halt months of political turmoil.

BANGKOK: Thailand’s military junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha reportedly declared himself as the acting prime minister after the army declared a coup to halt months of political turmoil.

The Bangkok Post on Friday reported that Prayuth will be the interim premier for administrative purposes, until the coup regime can find someone to serve the post full time, citing the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council.

The junta on Friday also summoned 114 ousted leaders from rival political camps.

An army official said deposed prime minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan has reported to the military.

Niwattumrong and former premier Yingluck were some of the prominent figures who showed up.

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