Chitchai Wannasathit

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Chitchai Wannasathit
ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์
Prime Minister of Thailand
Acting
In office
5 April 2006 – 23 May 2006
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Thaksin Shinawatra
Succeeded by Thaksin Shinawatra
Personal details
Born (1946-08-13) 13 August 1946 (age 68)
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Political party Thai Rak Thai Party

Chitchai Wannasathit (Thai: ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์, Chinese: 曹壁光; pinyin: Cáo Bìguāng,[1] born August 13, 1946 in Ubon Ratchathani Province) was the caretaker prime minister of Thailand from April to May 2006, when Thaksin Shinawatra took a break from his duties as prime minister following a disappointing showing in elections. Thaksin returned to his duties after more than a month. Chitchai Wannasathit was the first deputy prime minister and justice minister, and is of Chinese descent.[2][3]

On September 19, 2006, he was arrested by the Thai military during the 2006 coup d'état, but was soon released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) 洪林 (April 2006). 黎道纲, ed. A Study on Ethnic & Overseas Chinese People in Thailand (泰国华侨华人研究). Thailand: Hong Kong Social Science Publishing House (香港社会科学出版社有限公司). p. 186. ISBN 962-620-127-4. 
  2. ^ (Chinese) "泰国新政府的华裔光芒". [dead link]
  3. ^ (Thai) ""ชิดชัย" หนุนแนวคิด "บิ๊กสุ" ตั้งคนกลางไกล่เกลี่ยปัญหา". 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thaksin Shinawatra
Prime Minister of Thailand
Acting

2006
Succeeded by
Thaksin Shinawatra