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Coup leader appointed Prime Minister in Thailand

The leader of Thailand's military coup in May was appointed prime minister on Thursday.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a bloodless coup, was appointed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and pledged to form an interim government to supervise reforms as well as three phase path towards reconciliation. However, power is widely considered to stay with the military junta.

"Nobody had any problem. Nobody disagreed," Prayuth reportedly said after the vote on Monday.

191 out of 194 members voted in favour of Prayuth's appointment. He was the only candidate fielded.

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