Thailand’s incumbent prime minister, in power since 2014 when the military toppled a civilian government, has been nominated for re-election.
Thai Prime Minister Chan-o-cha Prayut seeks re-election
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has officially been nominated for re-election as his party’s first candidate to be the country’s next leader.
Prayut, 69, is running with the new United Thai Nation Party, and will likely face Pheu Thai party’s Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter and niece of two former premiers from the billionaire family, at the May 14 election.
The incumbent, in power since 2014 when the military toppled a civilian government, was elected as a civilian leader in 2019.
The military veteran has lagged behind rivals in opinion polls but hopes to win over supporters with promises to look after the well-being of the people and the country’s stability and protect the monarchy.