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Thailand's army chief announces military coup
Thailand's army chief announces military coup

Thailand's army chief announced a military takeover of the government Thursday, saying the coup was necessary to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a statement broadcast on national television that the commission that imposed martial law Tuesday would now take control of the country's administration. “It is necessary for the Peace and Order Maintaining Command — which includes army, navy, armed forces and police — to take control of governing the country,” Prayuth said. The development followed two days of army-mediated meetings between the country's rival political leaders that failed to break the...

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