■ Interim Arrangements
Thailand's military leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is due to meet the king on Tuesday to secure endorsement from the head of state for an interim constitution, the palace said. The military seized power on May 22 and tore up the old constitution. The interim charter will set out how the country will be governed in the run-up to a general election that the junta has said could be held toward the end of next year.
“His majesty the king will grant an audience to General Prayuth and will endorse an interim constitution,” a senior official at the Bureau of the Royal Household told Reuters.
Thailand’s junta announced an interim constitution that gives the military oversight of a hand-picked legislative assembly as well as amnesty for staging their May 22 coup. The military will choose a 220-member legislature, which will pick a prime minister and 35-strong cabinet, according to a statement in the Royal Gazette. General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, received the endorsed charter from King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday.