Srettha Thavisin Appointed New Prime Minister of Thailand
Srettha Thavisin, a 61-year-old property tycoon, was appointed the new prime minister of Thailand on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. He was elected by a majority vote in the Thai parliament, after a months-long deadlock following the May general election.
Thavisin is a member of the Pheu Thai Party, which is the largest party in the parliament. He is a close ally of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a military coup in 2006.
Thavisin’s appointment is a victory for the Pheu Thai Party, which has been seeking to return to power since Thaksin’s ouster. However, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to unite the country and address the many challenges facing Thailand, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic slowdown.
In his acceptance speech, Thavisin pledged to listen to the people’s voice and restore unity to Thailand. He also said that he would focus on economic recovery and improving the lives of ordinary people.
Thavisin’s appointment is likely to be met with mixed reactions. Some people will welcome his appointment, while others will be concerned about his close ties to Thaksin Shinawatra. Only time will tell whether he will be able to live up to his promises and unite the country.