Srettha Thavisin Becomes Thailand’s New Prime Minister

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.

  1. Thavisin, 61 years old, took leadership of the Pheu Thai Party, which has an alliance with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
  2. 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.
  3. During the parliamentary session, Thavisin received 375 out of 749 votes, surpassing his competitor Prayut Chan-o-cha.
  4. 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

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