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Thai Army chief seizes power after reconciliation talks fail

Thailand’s military chief seizes power in itself: General Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared himself prime minister. The political elite of the country he leaves summoning. Against more than one hundred people, the army imposed a travel ban.

One day after the coup in Thailand, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared himself prime minister. The Chairman of the Military Council take over the responsibility of government, as long as no new prime minister was in office, the armed forces announced on Friday.

When a new head of government is to be appointed, or when there are elections, to be Prayuth has not yet expressed. From an early return to democracy in his first decrees was no question.

The military council ordered a more than a hundred politicians and activists and imposed travel bans. Whether they should all be arrested, was unclear. Among the searched were the after the coup initially submerged incumbent head of government Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan and its predecessor Yingluck Shinawatra. On Friday morning, the two presented the military.

Besides Yingluck were other relatives of Thaksin Shinawatra, the most influential politician in Thailand, summoned. Thaksin was ousted as prime minister in 2006 by the military itself. He fled from a conviction for abuse of office and into exile conducted from there the party. The billionaire lives mainly in Dubai.

Military Coup in Thailand:Normality in Bangkok

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With the coup on Thursday, the army took over for the second time in eight years the power in Bangkok. Military chief Prayuth abolished the constitution and put off the cabinet . Meetings with more than five people are banned from now on. The military has taken control of the TV channels . You have set the normal program and show a still image instead with military symbols and the title of the new junta : “National Council for Peace and maintenance of order .”
In the streets of Bangkok , the army has reduced its presence. According to eye- witnesses are hardly military vehicles to see . Life in the ten- million – inhabitant city go on as normal . The night was a nationwide curfew .

The countries condemned the action of the army unanimously . ” There is no justification for this military coup ,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and warned of negative consequences for the relationship between the United States and Thailand . Assistance payments for the government in Bangkok will now be re-examined .

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