Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has been prime minister since Thailand’s 2014 coup. Photo: Reuters

Thailand election: junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha a shoo-in for prime minister? Not quite

  • Other power brokers could be in the running to lead the country, including royal privy councillor and long-time technocrat Ampon Kittiampon
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Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has been prime minister since Thailand’s 2014 coup. Photo: Reuters
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.