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Suthep Demands Unelected Prime Minister

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban

BANGKOK – Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is demanding the Senate and courts seek Royal Approval for an unelected Prime Minister.

Mr. Suthep, the firebrand leader of the People’s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD), voiced his demands during yesterday’s “Final Battle,” in which thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets and besieged nearly all state-owned TV stations and important government buildings in Bangkok.

In a speech last night, Mr. Suthep insisted that the government has ceased to exist since ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.

“Today Thailand has no government, and Thailand is not in the state to form a government,” Mr. Suthep said. “It’s a headless ghost.”

He dismissed the Cabinet’s appointment of a new PM, former Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisarn, calling it illegal and meaningless.

According to Mr. Suthep, the only solution for Thailand is to replace the remaining Cabinet with an unelected one, chaired by a PM appointed by His Majesty the King.  Read Full Story Click  Here

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