With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies | 2019-07-17

With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

AP

17th July, 2019 02:54:32 printer

With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

 

Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their loyalty to the constitutional monarch. The Cabinet's inauguration dissolved the junta that had governed while giving itself almost unlimited powers without oversight.


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