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Prem Tinsulanond

เปรม ติณสูลานนท์
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Regent of Thailand
In office
October 13, 2016 – December 1, 2016
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
Preceded by Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (King)
Succeeded by Vajiralongkorn
President of the Privy Council of Thailand
In office
September 4, 1998 – May 26, 2019
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Sanya Dharmasakti
16th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
March 3, 1980 – August 4, 1988
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Kriangsak Chomanan
Succeeded by Chatichai Choonhavan
Thai Minister of Defence
In office
May 24, 1979 – August 5, 1986
Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan; himself
Preceded by Kriangsak Chomanan
Succeeded by Phaniang Kantrat
Personal details
Born (1920-08-26)August 26, 1920
Songkhla, Songkhla, Thailand
Died May 26, 2019(2019-05-26) (aged 98)
Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality Thai
Political party non-partisan (Military)
Alma mater Royal Thai Army Academy;
United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox
Military service
Branch/service Royal Thai Army
Years of service 1941 - 1986
Rank RTA OF-9 (General).svg General (Phon Ek)
Commands Commander-in-Chief (1978-81)
Battles/wars Franco-Thai War
World War II
Communist insurgency campaigns

General Prem Tinsulanonda (August 26, 1920 – May 26, 2019) was a Thai retired military officer. He was Prime Minister of Thailand from March 3, 1980 to August 4, 1988. He was the Regent of Thailand and the Head of the Privy Council.

Tinsulanonda died on May 26, 2019 from heart failure at a Bangkok hospital at the age of 96.

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