Prayut Chan-o-cha Returns to Office after Constitutional Court Votes in His Favour

Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will continue his service as leader of the kingdom after the Constitutional Court issued a verdict on the eight-year tenure allegation.

On August 24, 2022, the Constitutional Court of Thailand unanimously agreed to accept a petition from the member of the House of Representatives to review the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure that stated his term should start from the 2014 Thai coup d’état.

However, the Constitutional Court on September 30, 2022, after reviewing that the Thai PM’s term should start from the day that the Thai constitution officially becomes effective, which would be in 2017, citing the condition enacted in the constitution 2017 version.