The Thai parliament said on Tuesday that Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is to become king of Thailand and hailed "long live the new king" during a televised meeting.
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, president of the National Legislative Assembly, said late King Bhumibol Adulyadej had designated Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn as his heir apparent, thus the parliament formally invited the crown prince to beproclaimed as the king.
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'I think we have been heard today,' he proclaimed.
At the end of the meeting, all members of the parliament stood up and hailed together "long live the new king."
Parliament today approved the policy, but it has not yet become law.
The crown prince still needs to accept the invitation in order for him to be formally proclaimed as the king.
Revered King Adulyadej died on Oct. 13 at the age of 88 after years of illness.
Vajiralongkorn, 64, was appointed the crown prince by his father in 1972.