ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Thai election

Prayuth close to securing Thai PM job as king backs senate

Junta-picked senators given nod but lower house majority still necessary to govern

BANGKOK -- Prayuth Chan-ocha, who has served as Thailand's prime minister since a military coup in 2014, is another step closer to being elected as the country's next leader after King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorsed 250 members of the senate who were chosen by the junta.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more