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Asia-Pacific Leaders to Tackle Trade, Sustainability in Bangkok
November 17, 2022

Asia-Pacific Leaders to Tackle Trade, Sustainability in Bangkok

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
Thai officials are hoping to steer discussions away from the Ukraine war toward issues including climate change, economic disruptions, and COVID-19 recovery.

Thai PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election
November 11, 2022

Thai PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prayut Chan-o-cha is being courted by the newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart party, which was founded last year by one of his advisors.
Thai PM Orders Gun, Drugs Crackdown After Daycare Center Massacre
October 11, 2022

Thai PM Orders Gun, Drugs Crackdown After Daycare Center Massacre

By Sebastian Strangio
The ghastly mass shooting in Nong Bua Lamphu Province has cast a light on the inadequacy of the country's current gun control regulations.

Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit
September 30, 2022

Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

By Grant Peck
The court rejected an opposition petition arguing that the leader had exceeded his constitutional limit of eight years in office.

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30
September 15, 2022

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30

By Sebastian Strangio
Whatever its decision, the outcome will do little to undermine the control of Thailand's royal-military establishment.

The Thai PM’s Future Is in the Hands of a Favorable and Predictable Court
August 25, 2022

The Thai PM’s Future Is in the Hands of a Favorable and Predictable Court

By Mark S. Cogan
The country's Constitutional Court may choose to dismiss Prayut Chan-o-cha from office, but it won't dismantle the structure of power that he represents.

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit
August 24, 2022

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Grant Peck
Judges ruled that there are grounds to consider an opposition petition arguing that the Thai leader has exceeded his term limit and should step down.
Thai Constitutional Court Set to Rule on PM’s Term Limit
August 23, 2022

Thai Constitutional Court Set to Rule on PM’s Term Limit

By Sebastian Strangio
Opposition lawmakers have asked for a ruling on whether Prayut Chan-o-cha's time as military junta leader should count toward the constitutional term limit of eight years.

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll
August 09, 2022

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Two-thirds of respondents agreed with the Thai opposition's argument that the leader's time as military junta chief should count toward his constitutional term limit.

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office
August 03, 2022

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party claims that the leader's time as the head of Thailand's junta should count toward his eight-year constitutional term limit.

Key Takeaways From Thailand’s Latest Vote of Confidence Battle
July 29, 2022

Key Takeaways From Thailand’s Latest Vote of Confidence Battle

By Tita Sanglee
The vote gave several hints about the likely direction of Thai politics ahead of next year's general election.
Thai PM Survives Vote of Confidence, Setting Stage for 2023 Election
July 25, 2022

Thai PM Survives Vote of Confidence, Setting Stage for 2023 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Saturday's vote ensures that Prayut Chan-o-cha will serve out the remainder of his term as prime minister.

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