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Somchai Wongsawat

1947 - Today

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Somchai Wongsawat (Thai: สมชาย วงศ์สวัสดิ์, pronounced [sǒm.t͡ɕʰāːj wōŋ.sā.wàt]; born 31 August 1947) is a Thai politician who was the prime minister of Thailand in 2008 and a former executive member of the People's Power Party (PPP) whose political rights were disenfranchised by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) for five years. Prior to entering electoral politics, he had served civil service and judicial service, having been appointed Permanent Secretary of Justice (the highest non-elected position in the civil service) in 2000 by the government of Chuan Leekpai. Following his retirement from office in 2006 owing to the pensionable age, he entered politics after the 2006 coup unseating the government of his brother-in-law, Thaksin Shinawatra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Somchai Wongsawat has received more than 132,061 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Somchai Wongsawat is the 10,026th most popular politician (down from 9,652nd in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 37th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Somchai Wongsawat ranks 10,026 out of 15,577Before him are Vasiľ Biľak, Jason of Pherae, Julius Oppert, Alexander Shliapnikov, Pietro Grimani, and Ashikaga Yoshikatsu. After him are Ingvar of Kiev, Zalmay Khalilzad, Enshakushanna, Giuseppe Zanardelli, Nikolay Raevsky, and Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg.

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Among people born in 1947, Somchai Wongsawat ranks 234Before him are Brian Herbert, Sogyal Rinpoche, Kōzō Okamoto, James Dyson, John Mearsheimer, and Massiel. After him are Co Adriaanse, Anwar Ibrahim, Alan Guth, Karol Dobiaš, Godfrey Chitalu, and Peter Strauss.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Somchai Wongsawat ranks 40 out of 155Before him are Tony Jaa (1976), Samak Sundaravej (1935), Srinagarindra (1900), Ekkathat (1800), Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena (1887), and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (1958). After him are Surayud Chulanont (1943), Chuan Leekpai (1938), Wan Waithayakon (1891), Adam Osborne (1939), Saovabha Phongsri (1861), and Buddhadasa (1906).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Somchai Wongsawat ranks 29Before him are Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), Samak Sundaravej (1935), Srinagarindra (1900), Ekkathat (1800), and Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena (1887). After him are Surayud Chulanont (1943), Chuan Leekpai (1938), Wan Waithayakon (1891), Kukrit Pramoj (1911), Phraya Manopakorn Nititada (1884), and Seni Pramoj (1905).