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Thailand army chief confirms military coup and suspends constitution

Source: theguardian.com
General Prayuth Chan-ocha announces takeover of country, claiming deadlock in talks to end six months of political turmoil

Thailand’s military has seized control of the country and suspended the constitution after rival factions failed in negotiations to end six months of political turmoil – resulting in the nation’s 19th coup in 82 years.

While the head of the army, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, did not use the word "coup" in his televised statement, he said the takeover was necessary "in order for the country to return to normality quickly". He added that the army, armed forces, air force and police would seize power as of 4.30pm local time on Thursday and would help "reform the political structure, the economy and society".

He said: "It is necessary for the Peace and Order Maintaining Command – which includes army, navy, armed forces and police – to take control of governing the country."

In a separate televised statement, an army spokesman told the acting prime minister, Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, and his ministers to report to a military compound in the north of Bangkok.

Winthai Suvaree said the country’s constitution was being suspended but the senate and all courts would continue to function.

Thursday’s sudden announcement followed an unexpected enactment of martial law just two days earlier after the military cited the need to "restore and maintain order" following six months of sometimes bloody protests that have left Thailand in legislative paralysis.

The political fighting has seen 28 people killed and more than 700 injured since November when anti-government protesters began calling for the removal of the Pheu Thai government.

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Read the full article at: theguardian.com



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