|27th Prime Minister of Thailand|
17 December 2008 – 5 August 2011
|Deputy||Kobsak Sabhavasu |
|Preceded by||Chaovarat Chanweerakul (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Yingluck Shinawatra|
|Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives|
6 August 2011 – 8 December 2013
|Prime Minister||Yingluck Shinawatra|
|Preceded by||Chalerm Yubamrung|
|Succeeded by||Parliament dissolved|
6 March 2005 – 17 December 2008
|Prime Minister||Thaksin Shinawatra|
Chitchai Wannasathit (Acting)
Chaovarat Chanweerakul (Acting)
|Preceded by||Banyat Bantadtan|
|Succeeded by||Chalerm Yubamrung|
|Leader of the Democrat Party|
6 March 2005 – 24 March 2019
|Preceded by||Banyat Bantadtan|
|Succeeded by||Jurin Laksanavisith (interim)|
|Member of the Thai House of Representatives|
1 July 1992 – 8 December 2013
|Constituency||Bangkok Metropolitan Region – 6th District|
|Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister|
14 November 1997 – 6 January 2001
|Prime Minister||Chuan Leekpai|
Mark Abhisit Vejjajiva
3 August 1964
Wallsend, England, UK
|Political party||Democrat Party|
|Education||St John's College, Oxford|
Abhisit Vejjajiva (English pronunciation (help·info); 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 
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 | change 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.
References[change | change source]
- Powell, Sian (15 December 2008). "British-born Abhisit Vejjajiva is Thailand's new Prime Minister". The Times. UK.
- Percival, Jenny (15 December 2008). "Thai opposition leader becomes PM". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- The Nation, Abhisit, Chuan's young protege gets his turn at last Archived 19 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
- "Open Road". Retrieved 2010-01-21.