Thai cabinet appoints new PM: minister

AFP , Wednesday 7 May 2014

The Thai cabinet appointed a new caretaker prime minister on Wednesday shortly after Yingluck Shinawatra was removed from office by a court for abuse of power, a minister told reporters.

"The cabinet has agreed to appoint Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan to act as caretaker prime minister," Phongthep Thepkanjana, a deputy prime minister said.

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