Thai poll shows majority want PM to leave office this month
Nearly two-thirds of people in Thailand want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office this month, according to an opinion poll, which comes amid
growing debate about how long the 2014 coup architect should stay in power.
Thailand's opposition plans to petition the constitutional court to decide whether Prayuth's time as prime minister in the junta counts towards his tenure as premier, which is limited to eight years.
The Aug. 2-4 survey of 1,312 people by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) found 64% wanted Prayuth to leave office on Aug. 23, exactly eight years after he took the post of prime minister in what was then a military government.
The survey, released on Sunday, showed 33% preferred to wait for a court ruling.