Thai court to give verdict on PM Prayuth’s tenure on Sept 30

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Government House in Bangkok on July 10, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP)

BANGKOK – Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday set Sept 30 as a date to deliver its verdict on the tenure of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, in a case that seeks to determine when he reaches an eight-year limit as premier.

Prayuth, who came to power in a 2014 coup before formally becoming prime minister, is currently suspended while the court deliberates on the case filed by the opposition. His deputy, Prawit Wongsuwan, is serving as caretaker premier.

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