Prayut’s political career unsure as United Thai Nation suffers election losses

Bangkok’s Deputy chief of the United Thai Nation, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, expressed doubt yesterday over whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will continue his political profession after their party’s losses within the General Election. Wangboonkongchana talked about that 69 12 months previous Prayut has not discussed his future plans, however he may have to step down from politics.
The preliminary results from Thailand’s Election Commission show rival parties Move Forward Party (MFP) and Pheu Thai Party main the electoral race. The MFP secured 152 seats, followed by the Pheu Thai Party with 141 seats, while the United Thai Nation Party ranked fifth with 36 seats.
Wangboonkongchana praised Prayut’s service as prime minister for over eight years, stating…
“I imagine Thai individuals nationwide know he has carried out so much for the country and that he has by no means been tainted by anything – no corruption in any way.”
Prayut grew to become prime minister in 2014 after main a coup d’etat to overthrow Yingluck Shinawatra’s democratically elected government. His military junta dominated Thailand for practically five years earlier than a General Election was held in 2019 underneath a new constitution written by a military-appointed committee.
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader and prime ministerial candidate of the MFP, announced yesterday that he has sufficient assist from political allies to kind a majority government. Unexplained includes five opposition events and a newcomer – the Fair Party. Together, they have 310 Members of Parliament (MPs), which is greater than half of the 500-seat House of Representatives.
However, there might be nonetheless uncertainty about whether or not the MFP can form the subsequent authorities and who will win the premiership. Smooth of the prime minister underneath Thailand’s present structure involves both the House of Representatives and the 250-member Senate – the upper house of Parliament.
The senators have been selected and appointed in 2019 by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the navy government led by Prayut following his coup in 2014. For a candidate to turn into prime minister, the person must be permitted by greater than half of the mixed meeting..

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