Coup de Ville

Thailand now has its twelfth military government since 1932:

Two days after declaring martial law and saying there was no coup, Army Chief Prayuth Chan-Ocha announced on national television alongside senior military officials that he was seizing control in order to restore peace. He announced a daily curfew from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

“To restore peace back to the country in a short time and to reform the country’s politics, economy and society, the Thai military, army, navy, air force and police have seized power from May 22 onward,” Prayuth said. “All people should remain calm and live their lives as normal. All government officials continue to work in line with their regulations and what they have done before.”


On average, that’s one coup ever six years, nine-and-a-half months.


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