HUFFINGTON POST
05/22/2014 08:25 am ET Updated Jul 22, 2014

Thai Army Suspends Constitution, Says Army Chief In Charge

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BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Thailand's army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, will head the military council that is now in charge of the country, a deputy spokesman said on Thursay, after the army staged a coup to remove the government.

Winthai Suvaree, in a televised statement, said the constitution was being suspended but the Senate upper house and all courts would continue to function.

(Editing by Alan Raybould and Ron Popeski)

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