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Thai leader names new Cabinet with military colleagues
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Bangkok, July 11 -- Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday officially named his new Cabinet, a mix of members of the military government he headed after leading a 2014 coup and key politicians who helped him assemble a majority in the House of Representatives after March elections.
Prayuth will be both prime minister and defense minister in the 36-member Cabinet announced in the Royal Gazette.
Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanawisit will be a deputy prime minister and commerce minister, while Bhumjai Thai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul will be deputy prime minister and health minister. Anutin campaigned for legalization of the production of marijuana to aid farmers.
The three other deputy prime ministers held the same jo...
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