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Military-appointed Thai national assembly set to meet for first time

Military-appointed Thai national assembly set to meet for first time

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:14 AEST

Thailand's Crown Prince is set to inaugurate a new, military-dominated National Assembly today, almost three months after the overthrow of the country's democratically-elected government.

The assembly is charged with picking a new interim prime minister and a 35-member cabinet, assisted by a 250-strong reform council -- also hand-picked by the military.

Abhisit Vejjavia is the leader of the Democrat party, which was the former opposition to Yingluck Shinawatra's deposed government.

He says all Thais will be watching developments closely.

Interviewer: Auskar Surbakti

Speaker: Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Thai prime minister and leader of the Democrat Party

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