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NLA military back Prayuth

Rival contenders for PM seen as unlikely

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Most military members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) have agreed to support coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to become prime minister, an NLA source said. 

As of today, Gen Prayuth is virtually unopposed in the National Legislative Assembly, where he seems likely to be named prime minister to add to his titles of army commander and head of the all-powerful National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

Gen Prayuth, who is the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief, effectively already holds the job of prime minister and is seen as the most suitable and charismatic, he said.

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