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Chavalit Yongchaiyudh

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ชวลิต ยงใจยุทธ
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22nd Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
25 November 1996 – 8 November 1997
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Banharn Silpa-archa
Succeeded by Chuan Leekpai
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
17 February 2001 – 11 March 2005
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
In office
13 July 1995 – 24 November 1996
Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa
In office
14 July 1994 – 25 October 1994
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai
In office
30 March 1990 – 21 June 1990
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
Minister of Defence
In office
17 February 2001 – 3 October 2002
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
In office
25 November 1996 – 8 November 1997
Prime Minister himself
In office
13 July 1995 – 24 November 1996
Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa
In office
30 March 1990 – 21 June 1990
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives
In office
2 September 1998 – 30 April 2000
Preceded by vacant
Succeeded by Chuan Leekpai
In office
26 November 1997 – 12 January 1998
Preceded by Chuan Leekpai
Succeeded by vacant
In office
15 May 1992 – 16 June 1992
Preceded by vacant
Succeeded by Pramarn Adireksarn
Minister of Interior
In office
29 September 1992 – 11 December 1994
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai
Preceded by Pao Sarasin
Succeeded by Sanan Kachornprasart
Minister of Labour and Social Services
In office
15 September 1993 – 1 January 1994
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai
Preceded by position established
Succeeded by Paitoon Kaewtong
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
In office
1 October 1987 – 31 March 1990
Preceded by Supha Gajaseni
Succeeded by Sunthorn Kongsompong
Commander in Chief
of the Royal Thai Army
In office
27 May 1986 – 31 March 1990
Preceded by Arthit Kamlang-ek
Succeeded by Suchinda Kraprayoon
Personal details
Born 15 May 1932 (1932-05-15) (age 89)
Nonthaburi, Thonburi (modern Nonthaburi), Siam
Nationality Thai
Political party Pheu Thai Party (since 2009)
People's Power Party (2007-2008)
Thai Rak Thai Party (2002-2005)
New Aspiration Party (1990-2002)
Spouse(s) Vipha (Div.)
Prasertsri Chan-aporn (Div.)
Pankruea Yongchaiyudh (Div.)
Orathai Sorakan (m. 2018)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Army
Rank RTA OF-9 (General).svg General
RTN OF-9 (Admiral).svg Admiral
RTAF OF-9 (Air Chief Marshal).svg Air Chief Marshal
Commands Commander-in-Chief (1986–1990)
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (1987–1990)

Chavalit Yongchaiyudh (Thai: ชวลิต ยงใจยุทธ, RTGS: Chawalit Yongchaiyut born 15 May 1932), also known as "Big Jiew" (บิ๊กจิ๋ว, RTGS: Bik Chio), is a Thai politician and retired army officer. In 1990 he founded the New Aspiration Party which he led until 2002. He was Thailand's 22nd Prime Minister of Thailand from 1996 to 1997.

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