List of prime ministers of Thailand

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The prime minister of Thailand (Thai: นายกรัฐมนตรี; RTGSNayok Ratthamontri; IPA: [naː.jók rát.tʰà.mon.triː], literally 'chief minister of state') is the head of government of the Kingdom of Thailand. The prime minister is also the chairman of the cabinet of Thailand and represents the government at home and the country abroad.

The post of prime minister has existed since 1932, after a bloodless revolution forced the absolutist King Prajadhipok to grant the people of Siam their first constitution. Under the newly established constitutional monarchy, the first prime minister of Siam was Phraya Manopakorn Nititada. At first, the office was called President of the People's Committee, it was later changed to Prime Minister of Siam when the king deemed it too communistic.

Constitutionally the prime minister is required to be a member of the lower house of the National Assembly (the House of Representatives). He must also gain their approval through a resolution before an official appointment by the king can take place. As a result, the prime minister might succumb to a vote of no confidence and removal in the House. However, this has never happened up to date.

Throughout the post's existence it has mostly been occupied by military leaders from the Royal Thai Army, three holding the rank of field marshal and seven the rank of general. The post of prime minister is currently held by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was formally appointed to the office on 24 August 2014. Previously he was the de facto head of government as leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, since the coup d'état on 22 May 2014.

Note: The list includes leaders of military juntas and acting prime ministers. However, they are not counted in the official list as provided by the Royal Thai Government.

List of prime ministers[edit]

Colour key (for political coalitions/parties):
General categories:   Independent politician (12)   Military rule (7)
Defunct political parties (pre-1950):   Free Thai Movement (3)   Khana Ratsadon (2)   Constitutional Front (1)
Defunct political parties (1950-1975):   Conservative Party (1)   Seri Manangkhasila (1)   Sahaphum Party (0)   UTPP (1)
Defunct political parties (1975-2000):   Social Action Party (1)   Justice Unity Party (0)
Defunct political parties (post-2000):   Chart Thai (2)   Thai Rak Thai Party (1)   People's Power Party (2)
Active political parties:   Democrat Party (6)   New Aspiration Party (1)   Pheu Thai Party (1)   Palang Pracharath Party (1)

Portrait Title
Prime Minister
(Lifespan)
Term of office & mandate
Duration in years and days
Deputy Prime Minister
(Term in office)
Party Government Monarch
(Reign)
Phraya Manopakorn Nititada.jpg Phraya
Manopakorn Nititada
พระยามโนปกรณ์นิติธาดา
(1884–1948)
(deposed.)
28 June
1932
20 June
1933
- Position vacant
(28 June 1932–14 Sept. 1943)
Independent 1st Caretaker Cabinet
Manopakorn I
(June–Dec. 1932)
Rama VII
Prajadhipok
King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) of Siam (cropped).jpg
(1925–1935)
2nd Cabinet
Manopakorn II
(1932–1933)
3rd Cabinet
Manopakorn III
(April–June 1933)
358 days
Phraya Pahol.jpg Phraya
Phahonphonphayuhasena
พระยาพหลพลพยุหเสนา
(1887–1947)
21 June
1933
16 December
1938
1933 Khana Ratsadon
(military)
4th Cabinet
Phahonyothin I
(June–Dec. 1933)
5th Cabinet
Phahonyothin II
(1933–1934)
6th Cabinet
Phahonyothin III
(1934–1937)
Rama VIII
Ananda
Mahidol

King Ananda Mahidol portrait photograph.jpg
(1934–1946)
7th Cabinet
Phahonyothin IV
(August - Dec. 1937)
1937
8th Cabinet
Phahonyothin V
(1937–1938)
5 years and 179 days
Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram.jpg Field Marshal
Plaek Phibunsongkhram
แปลก พิบูลสงคราม
(1897–1964)
16 December
1938
1 August
1944
1938 Khana Ratsadon 9th Cabinet
Plaek I
(1938–1942)
10th Cabinet
Plaek II
(1942–1944)
Adun Adundetcharat
(14 Sept. 1943–24 July 1944)
Chuang
Chaungsakdisongkram

(14 Sept. 1943–24 July 1944)
5 years and 230 days
ควง อภัยวงศ์ 2475.jpg Major
Khuang Aphaiwong
ควง อภัยวงศ์
(1902–1968)
1 August
1944
31 August
1945
- Position vacant
(24 July 1944–17 Sept. 1945)
Independent 11th Cabinet
Khuang I
(1944–1945)
1 year and 31 days
Thavi Boonyaket (cropped).jpg Thawi Bunyaket
ทวี บุณยเกตุ
(1904–1971)
31 August
1945
17 September
1945
- Free Thai 12th Cabinet
Thawi
(August–Sept. 1945)
18 days
Seni Pramoj in 1945 (cropped).jpg Mom Rajawongse
Seni Pramoj
เสนีย์ ปราโมช
(1905–1997)
17 September
1945
31 January
1946
- Adun Adundetcharat
(17 Sept. 1945–31 Jan. 1946)
Free Thai 13th Cabinet
Seni I
(1945–1946)
137 days
ควง อภัยวงศ์ (cropped).jpg Major
Khuang Aphaiwong
ควง อภัยวงศ์
(1902–1968)
31 January
1946
24 March
1946
January 1946 Position vacant
(31 Jan.–23 August 1946)
Independent 14th Cabinet
Khuang II
(Jan.–March 1946)
53 days
Pridi Banomyong-portrait.jpg Pridi Banomyong
ปรีดี พนมยงค์
(1900–1983)
24 March
1946
23 August
1946
- Free Thai 15th Cabinet
Pridi I
(March–June 1946)
153 days 16th Cabinet
Pridi II
(June–August 1946)
Rama IX
Bhumibol
Adulyadej

Portrait painting of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (9to12).jpg
(1946–2016)
Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi.jpg Rear Admiral
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์
(1901–1988)
(deposed.)
23 August
1946
8 November
1947
August 1946 Direk Jayanama
(23 August 1946–6 Feb. 1947)
Constitutional Front 17th Cabinet
Thawan I
(1946–1947)
Position vacant
(6 Feb.–30 May 1947)
Duean Boonnaak
(30 May–8 Nov. 1947)
18th Cabinet
Thawan II
(May–Nov. 1947)
153 days
During this interval, Field Marshal Phin Choonhavan was the acting Prime Minister. (8–10 November 1947)
Khuang Aphaiwong (cropped).jpg Major
Khuang Aphaiwong
ควง อภัยวงศ์
(1902–1968)
10 November
1947
8 April
1948
1948 Position vacant
(8 Nov. 1947–1 Feb. 1951)
Democrat 19th Cabinet
Khuang III
(1947–1948)
20th Cabinet
Khuang IV
(Feb.–April 1948)
151 days
PPS 2 (cropped).JPG Field Marshal
Plaek Phibunsongkhram
แปลก พิบูลสงคราม
(1897–1964)
(deposed.)
8 April
1948
16 September
1957
1949 Conservative 21st Cabinet
Plaek III
(1948–1949)
22nd Cabinet
Plaek IV
(1949–1951)
Sawat Sawatdikiat
(1 Feb.–6 Dec. 1951)
23rd Cabinet
Plaek V
(Nov.–Dec. 1951)
1952 Phin Choonhavan
(6 Dec. 1951–19 April 1956)
Munee Vejayantarungsarit
(25 Dec. 1953–2 August 1955)
Boonkerd Stantanont
(4 Feb. 1954–26 Feb. 1957)
Fuen Ritthakhanee
(2 August 1954–26 Feb. 1957)
24th Cabinet
Plaek VI
(1951–1952)
25th Cabinet
Plaek VII
(1952–1957)
Seri Manangkhasila
February 1957 26th Cabinet
Plaek VIII
(March–Sept. 1957)
Position vacant
(26 Feb.–21 March 1957)
Fuen Ritthakhanee
(21 March–16 Sept. 1957)
Prayoon Yuthasastrkosol
(21 March–16 Sep. 1957)
9 years and 162 days
During this interval, Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat was the acting Prime Minister. (16–21 September 1957)
Pote Sarasin 1957 (cropped).jpg Pote Sarasin
พจน์ สารสิน
(1905–2000)
21 September
1957
1 January
1958
- Position vacant
(21 Sept. 1957–1 Jan. 1958)
Independent 27th Cabinet
Pote
(1957-1958)
103 days
Thanom Kittikachorn 1960 02 (cropped).jpg Field Marshal
Thanom Kittikachorn
ถนอม กิตติขจร
(1911–2004)
1 January
1958
20 October
1958
December 1957 Wan Waithayakon
(1 Jan.–20 Oct. 1958)
Praphas Charusathien
(1 Jan.–20 Oct. 1958)
Fuen Ritthakhanee
(1 Jan.–20 Oct. 1958)
National Socialist 28th Cabinet
Thanom I
(Jan.-Oct. 1958)
293 days
During this interval, Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat was the acting Prime Minister. (20 October 1958–20 February 1959)
Sarit Thanarat in 1950s.jpg Field Marshal
Sarit Thanarat
สฤษดิ์ ธนะรัชต์
(1908–1963)
(died in office.)
9 February
1959
8 December
1963
- Thanom Kittikachorn
(9 Feb. 1959–8 Dec. 1963)
Wan Waithayakon
(9 Feb. 1959–8 Dec. 1963)
Military 29th Cabinet
Sarit
(1959-1963)
5 years and 50 days
Aankomst vliegveld Ypenburg premier Thanom Kittikachorn Thanu Khoman , Pote Sara, Bestanddeelnr 921-2859 (cropped).jpg Field Marshal
Thanom Kittikachorn
ถนอม กิตติขจร
(1911–2004)
(resigned.)
9 December
1963
14 October
1973
1969 Wan Waithayakon
(9 Dec. 1963–7 March 1969)
Praphas Charusathien
(9 Dec. 1963–7 Nov.1971)
Pote Sarasin
(9 March 1969–7 Nov.1971)
Military 30th Cabinet
Thanom II
(1963–1969)
UTPP
31st Cabinet
Thanom III
(1969–1971)
Position vacant
(17 Nov. 1971–18 Dec. 1972)
Military Interim Cabinet
Revolution Group
(1971–1972)
Praphas Charusathien
(18 Dec. 1972–14 Oct. 1973)
32nd Cabinet
Thanom IV
(1972–1973)
9 years and 310 days
Sanya Dharmasakti 1974 (cropped-1).jpg Sanya Dharmasakti
สัญญา ธรรมศักดิ์
(1907–2002)
14 October
1973
15 February
1975
- Sukich Nimmanheminda
(14 Oct. 1973–22 May 1974)
Independent 33rd Cabinet
Sanya I
(1973–1974)
Prakob Hutasingh
(27 May 1974–14 Feb. 1975)
34th Cabinet
Sanya II
(1974–1975)
1 year and 125 days
Seni11 (cropped).jpg Mom Rajawongse
Seni Pramoj
เสนีย์ ปราโมช
(1905–1997)
15 February
1975
14 March
1975
1975 Sawet Piamphongsan
(15 Feb.–13 March 1975)
Pramarn Adireksarn
(15 Feb.–13 March 1975)
Democrat 35th Cabinet
Seni II
(Feb.–March 1975)
28 days
Kukrit Pramoj 1974 (cropped-1).jpg Mom Rajawongse
Kukrit Pramoj
คึกฤทธิ์ ปราโมช
(1911–1995)
14 March
1975
20 April
1976
- Position vacant
(13 March 1975–8 Jan. 1976)
Social Action 36th Cabinet
Kukrit
(1975–1976)
Boontheng Thongsawat
(8–12 Jan. 1976)
Thawit Klinprathum
(8 Jan.–11 Feb. 1976)
Position vacant
(11 Feb. 1976–20 April 1976)
1 year and 38 days
Seni11 (cropped).jpg Mom Rajawongse
Seni Pramoj
เสนีย์ ปราโมช
(1905–1997)
(deposed.)
20 April
1976
6 October
1976
1976 Sawet Piamphongsan
(20 April–6 Oct. 1976)
Dawee Chullasapya
(20 April–6 Oct. 1976)
Pramarn Adireksarn
(20 April–6 Oct. 1976)
Prasit Kanchanawat
(25 Sept.–6 Oct. 1976)
Democrat 37th Cabinet
Seni III
(April–Sept. 1976)
38th Cabinet
Seni IV
(5–6 Oct. 1976)
170 days
During this interval, Sangad Chaloryu was the acting Prime Minister. (6 - 8 October 1976)
Thanin and Whitehouse (cropped).jpg Thanin Kraivichien
ธานินทร์ กรัยวิเชียร
(born 1927)
(deposed.)
6 October
1976
20 October
1977
- Boonchai Bamroongpong
(8 Oct. 1976–19 Oct. 1977)
Amphorn Chanatravichitra
(8 Oct. 1976–19 Oct. 1977)
Independent 39th Cabinet
Thanin
(1976–1977)
1 year and 15 days
During this interval, Sangad Chaloryu was the acting Prime Minister. (20 October–10 November 1977)
Kriangsak Chomanan 1976 (cropped-1).jpg General
Kriangsak Chamanan
เกรียงศักดิ์ ชมะนันทน์
(1917–2003)
11 November
1977
3 March
1980
1979 Sunthorn Hongladarom
(11 Nov. 1977–21 Dec. 1978)
Boonchai Bamroongpong
(11 Nov. 1977–21 Dec. 1978)
Somphop Hotarakit
(11 Nov. 1977–21 Dec. 1978)
Military 40th Cabinet
Kriangsak I
(1977–1979)
Position vacant
(21 Dec. 1978–12 May 1979)
Dawee Chullasapya
(12 May 1979–3 March 1980)
Serm Na Nakhorn
(12 May 1979–3 March 1980)
Somphop Hotarakit
(12 May 1979–3 March 1980)
Lek Neawmalee
(12 May 1979–3 March 1980)
Independent 41st Cabinet
Kriangsak II
(1979–1980)
2 years and 114 days
Prem Tinsulanoda cropped (cropped).JPG General
Prem Tinsulanonda
เปรม ติณสูลานนท์
(1920–2019)
3 March
1980
4 August
1988
1983 Boonchu Rojanastien
(3 March 1980–4 March 1981)
Pramarn Adireksarn
(3 March 1980–19 March 1983)
Serm Na Nakhorn
(3 March 1980–19 March 1983)
Thanat Khoman
(3 March 1980–19 March 1983)
Prachuab Soontarangkul
(11 March 1981–19 March 1983)
Thongyod Chitaveera
(19 Dec. 1981–19 March 1983)
Military 42nd Cabinet
Prem I
(1980–1983)
Position vacant
(19 March–30 April 1983)
Independent 43rd Cabinet
Prem II
(1983–1986)
Boontheng Thongsawat
(30 April 1983–15 Jan. 1986)
Prachuab Soontarangkul
(30 April 1983–5 August 1986)
Sonthi Bunyachai
(30 April 1983–5 August 1986)
Bhichai Rattakul
(30 April 1983–9 Dec. 1990)
Siddhi Savetsila
(15 Jan.–5 August 1986)
Chatichai Choonhavan
(5 August 1986–3 August 1988)
Pong Sarasin
(5 August 1986–9 Dec. 1990)
Tienchai Sirisamphan
(29 Dec. 1989–26 August 1990)
Chuan Leekpai
(29 Dec. 1989–26 August 1990)
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
(30 March–21 June 1990)
1986 44th Cabinet
Prem III
(1986–1988)
8 years and 37 days
Kukrit orders US military to leave (cropped).jpg General
Chatichai Choonhavan
ชาติชาย ชุณหะวัณ
(1920–1998)
(deposed.)
4 August
1988
23 Feb.
1991
1988 Chart Thai 45th Cabinet
Choonhavan I
(1988–1990)
Pramuan Saphawasu
(26 August–9 Dec. 1990)
Sanan Kachornprasart
(26 August–9 Dec. 1990)
Mana Rattanakoset
(26 August–9 Dec. 1990)
Thongyod Chitaveera
(August 1990–Feb. 1991)
Arthit Kamlang-ek
(26 August 1990–23 Feb. 1991)
Boon-eau Prasertsuwan
(9 Dec. 1990–23 Feb. 1991)
Chalermpan Srivikorn
(9 Dec. 1990–23 Feb. 1991)
Kosol Krairerk
(9 Dec. 1990–23 Feb. 1991)
46th Cabinet
Choonhavan II
(1990–1991)
2 years and 204 days
During this interval, Sunthorn Kongsompong (NPKC) was the acting Prime Minister. (24 February - 2 March 1991)
Anand Panyarachun (cropped).jpg Anand Panyarachun
อานันท์ ปันยารชุน
(born 1932)
2 March
1991
7 April
1992
March 1992 Sango Aunakul
(2 March 1991–22 March 1992)
Pao Sarasin
(2 March 1991–22 March 1992)
Meechai Ruchuphan
(2 March 1991–22 March 1992)
Independent 47th Cabinet
Anand I
(1991–1992)
Position vacant
(22 March–7 April 1992)
1 year and 37 days
General
Suchinda Kraprayoon
สุจินดา คราประยูร
(born 1933)
(resigned.)
7 April
1992
24 May
1992
- Meechai Ruchuphan
(7 April–9 June 1992)
Narong Wongwan
(7 April–9 June 1992)
Somboon Rahong
(7 April–9 June 1992)
Montree Pongpanich
(7 April–9 June 1992)
Samak Sundaravej
(7 April–9 June 1992)
Independent 48th Cabinet
Suchinda
(April–May 1992)
48 days
During this interval, Meechai Ruchuphan was the acting Prime Minister. (24 May–10 June 1992)
Anand Panyarachun (cropped).jpg Anand Panyarachun
อานันท์ ปันยารชุน
(born 1932)
10 June
1992
23 Sept.
1992
- Pao Sarasin
(10 June 1992–22 Sept. 1992)
Kasem Suwanakul
(10 June 1992–22 Sept. 1992)
Kasem S. Kasemsri
(10 June 1992–22 Sept. 1992)
Independent 49th Cabinet
Anand II
(June–Sept. 1992)
106 days
Abhisit and Chuan (cropped).jpg Chuan Leekpai
ชวน หลีกภัย
(born 1938)
23 Sept.
1992
13 July
1995
September 1992 Amnuay Viravan
(23 Sept. 1992–8 July 1994)
Boonchu Rojanastien
(23 Sept. 1992–25 Oct. 1994)
Banyat Bantadtan
(23 Sept. 1992–25 July 1995)
Supachai Panitchpakdi
(23 Sept. 1992–25 July 1995)
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
(14 July–25 Oct. 1994)
Sukavich Rangsitpol
(25 Oct.–11 Dec. 1994)
Chamlong Srimuang
(25 Oct. 1994–19 May 1995)
Arthit Kamlang-ek
(17 Dec. 1994–12 July 1995)
Democrat 50th Cabinet
Chuan I
(1992–1995)
2 years and 294 days
Banharn Silpa-archa (cropped) (cropped).jpg Banharn Silpa-archa
บรรหาร ศิลปอาชา
(1932–2016)
13 July
1995
25 Nov.
1996
1995 Boonpan Kaewattana
(13 July 1995–28 Feb. 1996)
Samak Sundaravej
(13 July 1995–15 June 1996)
Thaksin Shinawatra
(13 July 1995–24 Nov. 1996)
Somboon Rahong
(13 July 1995–24 Nov. 1996)
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
(13 July 1995–24 Nov. 1996)
Amnuay Viravan
(13 July 1995–24 Nov. 1996)
Montree Pongpanich
(28 Feb.–24 Nov. 1996)
Kasem S. Kasemsri
(27 Sept.–24 Nov. 1996)
Chart Thai 51st Cabinet
Banharn
(1995–1996)
1 year and 136 days
Carlos Menem with Chavalit Yongchaiyudh (cropped).jpg General
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
ชวลิต ยงใจยุทธ
(born 1932)
25 Nov.
1996
9 Nov.
1997
1996 Amnuay Viravan
(25 Nov. 1996–21 June 1997)
Montree Pongpanich
(25 Nov. 1996–24 Oct. 1997)
Korn Dabbaransi
(25 Nov. 1996–8 Nov. 1997)
Samak Sundaravej
(25 Nov. 1996–8 Nov. 1997)
Sukavich Rangsitpol
(25 Nov. 1996–8 Nov. 1997)
Thaksin Shinawatra
(15 August–8 Nov. 1997)
Wiraphong Ramangkun
(15 August–8 Nov. 1997)
Suwit Khunkitti
(24 Oct.–8 Nov. 1997)
New Aspiration 52nd Cabinet
Chavalit
(1996–1997)
350 days
คุณชวน หลีกภัย นายกรัฐมนตรีเข้าร่วมพิธีฝังศพ นายเล็ก - Flickr - Abhisit Vejjajiva (cropped).jpg Chuan Leekpai
ชวน หลีกภัย
(born 1938)
9 Nov.
1997
9 Feb.
2001
- Suwit Khunkitti
(14 Nov. 1997–29 June 1999)
Panja Kesornthong
(14 Nov. 1997–9 April 2000)
Bhichai Rattakul
(14 Nov. 1997–28 June 2000)
Supachai Panitchpakdi
(14 Nov. 1997–9 Nov. 2000)
Sanan Kachornprasart
(5 Oct. 1998–29 March. 2000)
Korn Dabbaransi
(5 Oct. 1998–9 Nov. 2000)
Trairong Suwankiri
(9 July 1999–9 Nov. 2000)
Banyat Bantadtan
(11 April–9 Nov. 2000)
Wirode Pao-In
(11 April–9 Nov. 2000)
Suthas Ngernmuen
(8 Sept.–9 Nov. 2000)
Democrat 53rd Cabinet
Chuan II
(1997–2001)
3 years and 93 days
Thaksin DOD 20050915 (cropped).jpg Thaksin Shinawatra
ทักษิณ ชินวัตร
(born 1949)
(deposed.)
9 Feb.
2001
19 Sept.
2006
2001 Suwit Khunkitti
(17 Feb.–9 Oct. 2001)
(3 Oct. 2002–11 August 2004)

Pongpol Adireksarn
(17 Feb. 2001–3 Oct. 2002)
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
(17 Feb. 2001–11 March 2005)
Dej Boonlang
(17 Feb. 2001–11 March 2005)
Pitak Indravithayanond
(17 Feb. 2001–11 March 2005)
Somkid Jatusripitak
(9 Oct. 2001–3 Oct. 2002)
Korn Dabbaransi
(5 March 2002–8 Nov. 2003)
Prommin Lertsuridej
(3 Oct. 2002–8 Feb. 2003)
Chaturon Chaisang
(3 Oct. 2002–11 March 2005)
Wissanu Krea-ngam
(3 Oct. 2002–11 March 2005)
Pokin Palakul
(8 Feb. 2003–11 March 2005)
Purachai Piumsomboon
(8 Nov. 2003–11 August 2004)
Suchart Chaovisith
(11 August–5 Oct. 2004)
Thammarak Isarangkura na Ayudhaya
(11 August–5 Oct. 2004)
Wan Muhamad Noor Matha
(11 August–5 Oct. 2004)
Suwat Liptapanlop
(30 August 2004–11 March 2005)
Phinij Jarusombat
(6 Oct. 2004–11 March 2005)
Somsak Thepsuthin
(6 Oct. 2004–11 March 2005)
Thai Rak Thai 54th Cabinet
Thaksin I
(2001–2005)
2005 Phinij Jarusombat
(11 March–31 Oct. 2005)
Wissanu Krea-ngam
(11 March 2005–24 June 2006)
Chaturon Chaisang
(11 March 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Chitchai Wannasathit
(11 March 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Somkid Jatusripitak
(11 March 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Surakiart Sathirathai
(11 March 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Suriya Juangroongruangkit
(2 August 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Suwat Liptapanlop
(2 August 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
Suchai Chareonrattanakul
(31 Oct. 2005–19 Sept. 2006)
55th Cabinet
Thaksin II
(2005–2006)
2006
(invalid)
5 years and 223 days
During this interval, Sonthi Boonyaratglin (CNS) was the acting Prime Minister. (19 September - 1 October 2006)
The Union Minister of External Affairs, Shri Pranab Mukherjee meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. General Surayud Chulanont, in New Delhi on June 26, 2007 (cropped).jpg General
Surayud Chulanont
สุรยุทธ์ จุลานนท์
(born 1943)
1 Oct.
2006
29 Jan.
2008
- Position vacant
(19 Sept.–8 Oct. 2006)
Independent 56th Cabinet
Surayud
(2006–2008)
Pridiyathorn Devakula
(8 Oct. 2006–1 March 2007)
Kosit Panpiemras
(8 Oct. 2006–28 Feb. 2008)
Phaiboon Watthanasiritham
(7 March 2007–28 Feb. 2008)
Sonthi Boonyaratglin
(1 Oct. 2007–28 Feb. 2008)
1 year and 121 days
President George W. Bush with Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej (cropped).jpg Samak Sundaravej
สมัคร สุนทรเวช
(1935–2009)
(resigned.)
29 Jan.
2008
9 Sept.
2008
2007 Suwit Khunkitti
(6 Feb.–2 August 2008)
Mingkwan Saengsuwan
(6 Feb.–9 Sept. 2008)
Sooraphong Suebwonglee
(6 Feb.–9 Sept. 2008)
Sahas Banditkul
(6 Feb.–9 Sept. 2008)
Sanan Kachornprasart
(6 Feb.–9 Sept. 2008)
Somchai Wongsawat
(6 Feb.–9 Sept. 2008)
Kowit Wattana
(2 August–9 Sept. 2008)
Man Phatnothai
(2 August–9 Sept. 2008)
People's Power 57th Cabinet
Samak
(Jan.–Sept. 2008)
225 days
The Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Somchai Wangsawat meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on November 13, 2008 (cropped) (cropped).jpg Somchai Wongsawat
สมชาย วงศ์สวัสดิ์
(born 1947)
18 Sept.
2008
2 Dec.
2008
- Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
(24 Sept.–7 Oct. 2008)
Sompong Amornvivat
(24 Sept.–2 Dec. 2008)
Chavarat Charnvirakul
(24 Sept.–2 Dec. 2008)
Olarn Chaipravat
(24 Sept.–17 Dec. 2008)
Sanan Kachornprasart
(24 Sept.–17 Dec. 2008)
People's Power 58th Cabinet
Somchai
(Sept.–Dec. 2008)
76 days
During this interval, Chavarat Charnvirakul was the acting Prime Minister. (2 - 17 December 2008)
Abhisit Vejjajiva 2009 official (cropped).jpg Abhisit Vejjajiva
อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ
(born 1964)
17 Dec.
2008
5 August
2011
- Kobsak Sabhavasu
(20 Dec. 2008–11 Jan. 2010)
Suthep Thaugsuban
(20 Dec. 2008–8 Oct. 2010)
Sanan Kachornprasart
(20 Dec. 2008–8 August 2011)
Trairong Suwankiri
(15 Jan. 2010–8 August 2011)
Suthep Thaugsuban
(15 Nov. 2010–8 August 2011)
Democrat 59th Cabinet
Abhisit
(2008–2011)
2 years and 232 days
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ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร
(born 1967)
5 August
2011
7 May
2014
2011 Kowit Wattana
(9 August 2011–18 Jan. 2012)
Yongyuth Wichaidit
(9 August 2011–1 Oct. 2012)
Chumpol Silpa-archa
(9 August 2011–21 Jan. 2013)
Chalerm Yubamrung
(9 August 2011–30 June 2013)
Kittiratt Na-Ranong
(9 August 2011–7 May 2014)
Yuthasak Sasiprapha
(18 Jan.–27 Oct. 2012)
Surapong Tovichakchaikul
(27 Oct. 2012–7 May 2014)
Plodprasop Suraswadi
(27 Oct. 2012–7 May 2014)
Yukol Limlaemthong
(2 April 2013–22 May 2014)
Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
(30 June 2013–22 May 2014)
Pracha Phromnok
(30 June 2013–22 May 2014)
Pheu Thai 60th Cabinet
Yingluck
(2011–2014)
2 years and 276 days
During this interval, Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan was the acting Prime Minister. (7 - 22 May 2014, deposed)
Prayuth 2018 cropped (cropped).jpg General
Prayut Chan-o-cha
ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา
(born 1954)
22 May
2014
- 2019 Pridiyathorn Devakula
(30 August 2014–19 August 2015)
Yongyuth Yuthavong
(30 August 2014–19 August 2015)
Thanasak Patimaprakorn
(30 August 2014–23 Nov. 2017)
Prawit Wongsuwan
(30 August 2014–10 July 2019)
Wissanu Krea-ngam
(30 August 2014–10 July 2019)
Narong Pipathanasai
(19 August 2015–23 Nov. 2017)
Prajin Juntong
(19 August 2015–9 May 2019)
Somkid Jatusripitak
(19 August 2015–10 July 2019)
Chatchai Sarikulya
(23 Nov. 2017–10 July 2019)
Military Interim Cabinet
NCPO
(May–August 2014)
61st Cabinet
Prayut I
(2014–2019)
Rama X
Maha Vajiralongkorn
King Rama X official (crop) (cropped).png
(since 2016)
Somkid Jatusripitak
(10 July 2019–14 July 2020)
Anutin Charnvirakul
(since 10 July 2019)
Jurin Laksanawisit
(since 10 July 2019)
Prawit Wongsuwan
(since 10 July 2019)
Wissanu Krea-ngam
(since 10 July 2019)
Don Pramudwinai
(since 5 August 2020)
Supattanapong Punmeechaow
(since 5 August 2020)
Palang Pracharath 62nd Cabinet
Prayut II
(since 2019)
8 years and 36 days

Timeline[edit]

Prayut Chan-o-chaNiwatthamrong BoonsongpaisanYingluck ShinawatraAbhisit VejjajivaSomchai WongsawatSamak SundaravejSurayud ChulanontThaksin ShinawatraChawalit YongchaiyutBanharn Silpa-archaChuan LeekpaiSuchinda KraprayoonAnand PanyarachunChatichai ChoonhavanPrem TinsulanondaKriangsak ChamananThanin KraivichienKukrit PramojSanya DharmasaktiSarit ThanaratThanom KittikachornPote SarasinThawan ThamrongnawasawatPridi BanomyongSeni PramojThawi BunyaketKhuang AphaiwongPlaek PhibunsongkhramPhraya Phahon PhonphayuhasenaPhraya Manopakorn Nititada

Living former prime ministers[edit]

As of June 2022, there are ten living former Thai prime ministers.

Name Term of office Date of birth Political party
Thanin Kraivichien 1976–1977 (1927-04-05) 5 April 1927 (age 95) non-partisan
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh 1996–1997 (1932-05-15) 15 May 1932 (age 90) New Aspiration Party
Anand Panyarachun 1991–1992, 1992 (1932-08-09) 9 August 1932 (age 89) non-partisan
Suchinda Kraprayoon 1992 (1933-08-06) 6 August 1933 (age 88) Military
Chuan Leekpai 1992–1995; 1997–2001 (1938-07-28) 28 July 1938 (age 83) Democrat Party
Surayud Chulanont 2006–2008 (1943-08-28) 28 August 1943 (age 78) non-partisan (Military)
Somchai Wongsawat 2008 (1947-08-31) 31 August 1947 (age 74) People's Power Party
Thaksin Shinawatra 2001–2006 (1949-07-26) 26 July 1949 (age 72) Thai Rak Thai
Abhisit Vejjajiva 2008–2011 (1964-08-03) 3 August 1964 (age 57) Democrat Party
Yingluck Shinawatra 2011–2014 (1967-06-21) 21 June 1967 (age 55) Pheu Thai Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
Links
  • Cabinet of Thailand (2010). "History of Thai Prime Ministers". www.soc.go.th. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  • World Statesmen.org (2010). "Thailand". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 20 May 2012.

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