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Chitchai Wannasathit

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Monarch  Bhumibol Adulyadej
Party  Thai Rak Thai Party
Preceded by  Thaksin Shinawatra
Succeeded by  Thaksin Shinawatra
Resigned  May 23, 2006
Name  Chitchai Wannasathit

Born  13 August 1946 (age 69) Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand (1946-08-13)
Role  Former Acting Prime Minister of Thailand
Previous office  Acting Prime Minister of Thailand (2006–2006)
Similar People  Thaksin Shinawatra, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama II of Siam, Rama III, Chulalongkorn

Political party  Thai Rak Thai Party

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Chitchai Wannasathit (Thai: ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์, Chinese: 曹壁光; pinyin: Cáo Bìguāng, born 13 August 1946 in Ubon Ratchathani Province) was the caretaker prime minister of Thailand from April to May 2006, when Thaksin Shinawatra took a break from his duties as prime minister following a disappointing showing in elections. Thaksin returned to his duties after more than a month. Chitchai Wannasathit was the first deputy prime minister and justice minister, and is of Chinese descent.

On 19 September 2006, he was arrested by the Thai military during the 2006 coup d'état, but was soon released.


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