Could Saint Prayut accept 'mortal life'?

Could Saint Prayut accept 'mortal life'?

Gen Prayut and his military regime have put in their labour for four years, and put nefarious plans in place for the next 20. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Gen Prayut and his military regime have put in their labour for four years, and put nefarious plans in place for the next 20. (Bangkok Post file photo)

September has arrived but Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is still holding his cards close to his chest regarding his political future, despite the majority of political pundits believing they already know the answer.

As Thailand heads to a general election early next year, who would assume the PM would not seek a second term?

Gen Prayut has three options. First, he could step down and let electoral democracy run its course. Second, he could enter politics by allowing a political party to nominate him as its candidate for the premiership. Third, he could wait until there is a deadlock in parliament and members nominate him as an outsider PM.

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Atiya Achakulwisut

Columnist for the Bangkok Post

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.


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