Chief of the Administrative Reform Council
The President of the Council for National Security in Thailand
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 is the head of the Council for National Security. Formerly The Chief of the Administrative Reform Council. This is the name of the current military regime governing the Kingdom of Thailand following the 2006 coup d'état ousting Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai businessman and politician, who was Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006, when he was overthrown in a military coup....

. The Chief of the Administrative Reform Council was therefore the Head of Government
Head of government
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 in Thailand, before the junta
Military dictatorship
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 named Surayud Chulanont
Surayud Chulanont
General Surayud Chulanont is a Thai political figure. He was the Prime Minister of Thailand and head of Thailand's Interim Government between 2006 and 2008...

 the new Prime Minister of Thailand
Prime Minister of Thailand
The Prime Minister of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand. The Prime Minister is also the chairman of the Cabinet of Thailand. The post has existed since the Revolution of 1932, when the country became a constitutional monarchy....

 on 1 October 2006.

Army commander General Sonthi Boonyaratglin
Sonthi Boonyaratglin
General Sonthi Boonyaratglin is former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army and former head of the Council for National Security, the military junta that ruled the kingdom. He is the first Muslim in charge of the mostly Buddhist army...

currently holds the title.
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