Gulf Times - Prayut-Chan-O-Cha
Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a vote clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process and chicanery under junta-written rules.

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed king of Thailand late on Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father.