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Thai PM Under Pressure as Debate Rages Over His Term Limit

  • Prayuth says up to court to decide end of his term in office
  • Activists to protest in Bangkok, call for PM’s resignation
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha is facing mounting pressure to step down as political opponents and activists argue that he has completed a maximum of eight years in office on Tuesday. 

The former coup leader-turned-prime minister is targeted by opposition parties, who say he will breach the constitution’s eight-year limit if he stays in office even a day longer. They have sought a ruling from the constitutional court on whether Prayuth can stay beyond Aug. 23 or to suspend him until there is a verdict.