Srettha endorsed by king as Thailand’s new PM – official

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Srettha Thavisin of the Pheu Thai Party has been confirmed as prime minister after receiving royal endorsement following his victory in a parliamentary vote, a spokesperson for the house speaker said on Wednesday.

“His Majesty has given royal assent for the 30th prime minister of Thailand,” spokesperson Khumpee Ditthakorn told reporters.

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat, Panu Wongcha-um and Chayut Setboonsarng; Writing by Martin Petty)