Thailand's Prayuth vows to appoint interim PM

Updated: 2014-05-26 15:19

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Thailand's Prayuth vows to appoint interim PM

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

BANGKOK - Thai Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday promised to appoint an interim Prime Minister and set up cabinet, but did not give a timeframe.

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Prayuth made the remarks at a press conference held after receiving a royal endorsement as the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Monday.

He sidestepped the question as whether he would become the Prime Minister himself, telling the reporter who asked the question to wait and see, reported the Nation online newspaper.

The NCPO also chief declined to say