Srettha Thavisin, a wealthy property developer and political newcomer, has secured the position of Thailand’s new Prime Minister by triumphing in a parliamentary vote held on August 22, 2023.
- Thavisin, 61 years old, took leadership of the Pheu Thai Party, which has an alliance with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
- Thavisin’s affiliation with the Pheu Thai Party began just nine months ago. He gained recognition for supporting student-led protests advocating for democratic reforms in Thailand.
- During the parliamentary session, Thavisin received 375 out of 749 votes, surpassing his competitor Prayut Chan-o-cha.
- Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former army chief and the previous Prime Minister, came to power through a coup in 2014 and governed Thailand for seven years.
Q.: Who recently became Thailand’s new Prime Minister?
a) Thaksin Shinawatra
b) Prayut Chan-o-cha
c) Srettha Thavisin
d) Joko Widodo
Ans : c) Srettha Thavisin