Thai King appoints Srettha Thavisin as new PM

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Srettha Thavisin meets the press in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 22, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed Srettha Thavisin as the country's prime minister, Secretary-General of the House of Representatives Pornpith Phetchareon announced on Wednesday.

In a nationally televised ceremony held on Wednesday evening at the Pheu Thai Party headquarters, Pornpith delivered the royal command stating that Srettha has been appointed premier as he received a majority vote from a joint sitting of the parliament on Tuesday.

In his address after receiving the royal endorsement and paying respects to a portrait of the King, Srettha said Thailand is at a pivotal point and needs urgent solutions to many issues that cause disparities and difficulties for the people.

The 60-year-old former property tycoon entered the political arena shortly before the May general election and emerged as a prime ministerial candidate of the Pheu Thai Party.

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