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Chuan Leekpai

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ชวน หลีกภัย
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Speaker of the House of Representatives
and President of the National Assembly of Thailand
Assumed office
28 May 2019
Preceded by Pornpetch Wichitcholchai
(President of the National Legislative Assembly)
Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
9 November 1997 – 9 February 2001
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Succeeded by Thaksin Shinawatra
In office
20 September 1992 – 13 July 1995
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Anand Panyarachun
Succeeded by Banharn Silpa-archa
Leader of the Opposition in House of Representatives of Thailand
In office
11 March 2001 – 3 May 2003
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Preceded by Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Succeeded by Banyat Bantadtan
In office
4 August 1995 – 8 November 1997
Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa
Preceded by Banharn Silpa-archa
Succeeded by Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Minister of Defence
In office
14 November 1997 – 5 February 2001
Prime Minister himself
Preceded by Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Succeeded by Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Leader of the Democrat Party
In office
26 January 1991 – 4 May 2003
Preceded by Bhichai Rattakul
Succeeded by Banyat Bantadtan
Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives
In office
26 August 1990 – 9 December 1990
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
Preceded by Arnat Arpapirom
Succeeded by Narong Wongwan
In office
19 December 1981 – 19 March 1983
Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda
Preceded by Sanan Kachornprasart
Succeeded by Narong Wongwan
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
1988–1989
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
Minister of Public Health
In office
4 August 1988 – 29 December 1989
Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda
Preceded by Arnat Arpapirom
Succeeded by Narong Wongwan
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand
In office
4 August 1986 – 29 April 1988
Preceded by Uthai Pimchaichon
Succeeded by Panja Kesornthong
Minister of Commerce
In office
11 March 1981 – 19 December 1981
Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda
Preceded by Punnami Poonnasri
Succeeded by Punnami Poonnasri
Minister of Justice
In office
3 March 1980 – 5 March 1981
Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda
Preceded by Sutham Patrakom
Succeeded by Marut Bunnag
In office
25 September 1976 – 6 October 1976
Prime Minister Seni Pramoj
Preceded by Prasit Kanchanawat
Succeeded by Sena Rattamalai
Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
In office
21 April 1976 – 23 September 1976
Prime Minister Seni Pramoj
Preceded by Preeda Patthanathabut
Nipon Sasithorn
Succeeded by Surin Matdit
Nithipat Chaleechan
Personal details
Born 28 July 1938 (1938-07-28) (age 82)
Mueang Trang, Trang, Siam
Nationality Thai
Political party Democrat Party
Domestic partner Pakdiporn Sucharitakul
Children Surabot Leekpai [th]
Alma mater Thammasat University (LL.B.)
The Thai Bar (Barrister)
Profession Politician
Lawyer
Net worth 8.2 million baht (2019)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Volunteer Defense Corps
Years of service 1993-2001
Rank VDC Gen.

Chuan Leekpai (Thai: ชวน หลีกภัย, RTGS: Chuan Likphai, pronounced [t͡ɕʰūa̯n lìːk.pʰāj]; Chinese: 呂基文; born 28 July 1938) is a Thai politician. He is the President of the National Assembly of Thailand and the Speaker of the Thai House of Representatives. He was the Thai prime minister from 20 September 1992 to 19 May 1995 and again from 9 November 1997 to 9 February 2001.

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