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Here Are Pro-Military Contenders to Replace Prayuth as Thai PM

  • A court suspended Prayuth last week on term limits review
  • Nation faces slowest expansion in Southeast Asia this year
Prayuth Chan-Ocha
Prayuth Chan-OchaPhotographer: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand’s Constitutional Court suspended Prayuth Chan-Ocha as prime minister last week, fueling speculation the royal establishment is looking to replace the former coup leader ahead of elections that must be called by March. 

The court is deliberating whether the former general exceeded an eight year term limit added to a constitution drawn up after the 2014 coup -- a provision to stop popular elected leaders from holding onto power for too long.