Chitchai Wannasathit

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Chitchai Wannasathit
ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์
Prime Minister of Thailand
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 70)
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Political party Thai Rak Thai Party

Chitchai Wannasathit (Thai: ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์, Chinese: 曹壁光; pinyin: Cáo Bìguāng,[1] born 13 August 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 19 September 2006, he was arrested by the Thai military during the 2006 coup d'état, but was soon released.


  1. ^ 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) (in Chinese). 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. ^ 泰国新政府的华裔光芒 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "ชิดชัย" หนุนแนวคิด "บิ๊กสุ" ตั้งคนกลางไกล่เกลี่ยปัญหา (in Thai). 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thaksin Shinawatra
Prime Minister of Thailand

Succeeded by
Thaksin Shinawatra