Latest News Wires Thai junta leader appointed nation's prime minister

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was elevated to Thailand's top post by a legislature he personally selected.

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Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.