Abhisit Vejjajiva

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Abhisit Vejjajiva
Prime Minister of the Thailand
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 December 2008
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Deputy Suthep Thuagsuban
Preceded by Chaovarat Chanweerakul
Personal details
Born 3 August 1964
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom [1]
Nationality Thai
Political party Democrat Party (TH)
Spouse(s) Pimpen Vejjajiva
(m. 1988-present)
Children Prang Vejjajiva, Punnasit Vejjajiva[2]
Religion Buddhism
Signature

Abhisit Vejjajiva (Loudspeaker.png English pronunciation (info • help); Thai: อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ; Thai pronunciation), born 3 August 1964 is the leader of the Democrat Party and 27th and current Prime Minister of Thailand.

After graduating from Eton, a famous public school in England, Abhisit get his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oxford. He was elected to the Thai Parliament at the age of 27. In 2008, he became the country’s youngest-ever prime ministers at the age of 44 [3]

Abhisit became prime minister during global economic crisis and faced rising politic problems in the country. The government under Abhisit Vejjajiva introduce economic stimulus to “REVIVE THE THAI ECONOMY with transparency and accountability”. The Economic Plan is separated into two phrases, Stimulus Package 1 and stimulus Package 2.

Early Life and Family[change | edit source]

Born in Newcastle, England, went to Eton Public school during his teenage life, before continuing his higher education at Oxford University. Abhisit received at Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) with first class honor and Master’s degree in Economics.

After graduation, Abhisit started his career life as lecturer at Oxford University in Economics before coming back to Thailand after receiving his master’s degree as a Lecturer at Thammasart University from 1990-1991. Abhisit’s “family is a circle of accomplished individuals”. His father, Professor Doctor Athasit Vejjajiva, an ex-minister of public health and his mother, Professor Doctor Sodsai Vejjajiva. One of his two sisters is a professor of child psychology. The other is a leading Thai author.

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