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The Thai army recently staged a coup and suspended the constitution. Here are answers to some key questions on the situation
Later, the military summoned ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 22 associates including powerful relatives and ministers in her government, to a meeting at an army facility at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared himself acting Prime Minister until someone else is appointed to the post.
The military edict banned media from interviewing academics and ex-government officials whose opinions could incite conflict.
The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced the military takeover in a statement broadcast on national television.
Thailand's army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.