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Thai Coup Leader Nominated Prime Minister

Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected prime minister in parliament on Thursday in a move that has been widely expected since he seized power in May. Prayuth won at least half the votes, the required number needed to secure his nomination, a live television broadcast of the parliamentary session showed. The 60-year-old was the only person nominated. His appointment will need to be formally approved by Thailand's king. The military says it took power on May 22 to...

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