Constitutional Court rules that PM Prayut’s 8-year term in office has not expired

PM Prayut Chan-ocha working at the Government office

PM Prayut Chan-ocha working at the Government office. Photo: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา Prayut Chan-o-cha / Facebook.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled by a majority that, in accordance with the 2017 Constitution, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office did not expire on August 24th.

The court reasoned that the prime minister’s term should be calculated from the promulgation of that Constitution on April 6th, 2017. The court took less than 30 minutes to read theirruling, which was broadcast live nationwide.

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By Thai PBS World

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