Surapong Tovichakchaikul

سوراپونگ تویچاکچایکول

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(Wikipedia) - Surapong Tovichakchaikul Surapong Tovichakchaikul สุรพงษ์ โตวิจักษณ์ชัยกุล MPCh MWM MP Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Political party Relations Children Alma mater Profession Religion
Surapong with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2011)
In office 28 October 2012 – 7 May 2014
Yingluck Shinawatra
Yongyuth Wichaidit Yuthasak Sasiprapha
NCPO
In office 9 August 2011 – 7 May 2014
Yingluck Shinawatra
Kasit Piromya
Thanasak Patimaprakorn (NCPO)
(1953-05-01) 1 May 1953 (age 61) Chiang Mai, Thailand
Pheu Thai Party
Thaksin Shinawatra (cousin in-law)
Nuttapong Tovichakchaikul Supisara Tovichakchaikul
Montfort College Khon Kaen University Youngstown State University University of Akron
Politician
Buddhism

Surapong Tovichakchaikul is Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, party-list MP and Pheu Thai Party deputy leader.

Contents
  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Entry into politics
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life

Surapong Tovichakchaikul was born on 1 May 1953 at Chiang Mai Province. He is Thaksin Shinwatra''s cousin in-law because Sumalee Tovichakchaikul (Surapong''s aunt) married to Satien Shinawatra, Thaksin''s uncle. Surapong has 2 children: Nuttapong Tovichakchaikul and Supisara Tovichakchaikul. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Khon Kaen University.

Entry into politics

Surapong entered politics by has been elected as MP for Chiang Mai Province on behalf of Democrat Party in 1996 general election. He also has been elected for Democrat Party executive. In 2001 general election, he was a MP candidate for the same party but lost to Pakorn Buranupakorn from Thai Rak Thai Party. In 2005 general election, he was a 41st party-list MP candidate for Democrat Party but was not elected. When he was Democrat Party member, Surapong played important role to criticize Thaksin Shinwatra.

Later, Surapong moved to join Thai Rak Thai Party in 2006. After coup d''état and Thai Rak Thai Party was dissolved, he and most of Thai Rak Thai Party members moved to People''s Power Party. He was elected as MP for Chiang Mai Province again in 2007 general election on behalf of People''s Power Party by leadership of Samak Sundaravej.

In 2009, Surapong was among United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship supporters who signed petition for Thaksin''s amnesty. Later, Surapong moved to Pheu Thai Party and has been appointed as deputy leader of the party in September 2010. In 2011 general election, he was elected as 20st party-list MP for Pheu Thai Party and has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Yingluck Shinawatra''s government. Later, Surapong was also appointed as deputy Prime Minister. The Yingluck government was ousted by a coup d''etat on 22 May, 2014.

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