Business Standard

Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha suspended from office amid term-limit row

The petition was filed to parliament last week by the main opposition Pheu Thai party

Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
Premium

Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Reuters
Thailand's Constitutional Court suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday after accepting a petition from an opposition party seeking his ousting on the grounds that he has held office for his full, legally mandated term. 

The petition filed to parliament last week by the main opposition Pheu Thai party argued that Prayuth's time spent as head of a military junta, after he staged a coup when he was army chief in 2014, should count towards his constitutionally stipulated eight-year term.

Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content

Topics : Thailand

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 11:29 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com