Sunday, October 01, 2006

BBC: Thailand prime minister sworn in

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Thailand prime minister sworn in: "Retired General Surayud Chulanont has been sworn in as Thailand's interim prime minister in a brief ceremony in the capital, Bangkok.

His government would focus on 'people's happiness' above economic growth, he told reporters afterwards.

He was sworn in by coup leader General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin.

The military also unveiled a short-term constitution under which they will maintain substantial powers until elections promised for October 2007."


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