General Prayuth Chan-ocha was officially appointed Thailand's 29th prime minister when he received the royal command in a brief ceremony at army headquarters on Monday.
Gen Prayuth is the first serving military officer to become prime minister in 22 years, when the Black May revolution of 1992 overthrew then-premier and Gen Suchinda Krapayoon. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)
Gen Prayuth, now commander of the army, head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and prime minister, said Sunday he was ready for the job.
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