leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, is the Democrat Party’s
leader and the 27 th Thai prime minister.
He is born
in 1964, on August 3, in England where he graduated
the Eton College and the Oxford University.
age of 27 Abhisit was elected for the Thai
Parliament and in 2005 he became the leader of the
Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed him as Thailand prime
minister in 2008, on December 17. Becoming premier
at 44 years, Abhisit is the youngest prime minister
that Thailand has ever had in 60 years.
This premier came
in times of political tensions and economic turmoil; two
packages of economic stimulation were administrated by
Abhisit: a plan of infrastructure’s improvement, on 3 years
and of $40 billion and a program of initiatives that help
the elderly and the poor students and farmers, of over
is the author of the lese majeste laws that included
the censorship of some websites considered as
harmful for the monarchy and for the national
Thailand leader is also the author of some strong
anti-corruption measures; some members of the
Cabinet had to resign because of corruption
scandals. After the violent conflicts between
protesters and military he promoted a plan of
thing that Abhisit did as prime minister was to send
a SMS to tens of million Thais, on their phone
mobiles. In this text message, the prime minister
asked the Thais to help him resolve the crisis of
the country. The ones who were interested had to
send back the postal codes, for 3 baht. The messages
were signed ‘Your PM’.
The Thai prime
minister was accused of privacy regulations violation; the
National Telecommunication Commission admitted that the
providers of mobile services are not allowed to exploit the
information regarding the clients, without their approval.
Despite this, the Commission didn’t take any actions against
the prime minister.
Although there were voices that
opposed to his decisions, Abhisit supported the
public health’s protection. He also refused to
eliminate the protection bill for the medical
malpractice victims. More, Abhisit organised a
national committee for the draft improving before
the final copy is sent to parliament.
To be prime minister of Thailand
the aspirant must be member of the Thailand’s
Representative House. This is why the office
qualifications are similar with the ones for the
House. In order to be appointed, the office nominee
must be supported by the 1/5 of the House of the
Then the resolution is given to the Thai
King who has to give the royal assent to this resolution.
This must happen in 30 days of the Representatives House’s
first session beginning. In case that the no candidate is
found in this period, the Thai National Assembly’s President
has to choose the person he considers worthy to be presented
to the King. The nominee is every time the leader of the
lower house’s biggest political party or of the majority
coalition organized after elections.