Thai Army Chief Declares Himself Acting PM: Report

Thailand's army chief declared himself acting prime minister late Thursday, as the country's military announced it had taken control of the country in a bloodless coup, NBC News reported. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha will act as prime minister until the new regime can find someone else to assume the post full-time, according to the Bangkok Post. The military takeover came Thursday, two days after the army declared martial law to restore order to a country that has been plagued by violence that has killed 28 people and injured hundreds of others since November.

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