Prayut’s political career uncertain 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 proceed his political profession after their party’s losses in the General Election. Wangboonkongchana mentioned that sixty nine year outdated Prayut has not discussed his future plans, but he might have to step down from politics.
Unusual from Thailand’s Election Commission present rival events Move Forward Party (MFP) and Pheu Thai Party main the electoral race. The MFP secured 152 seats, adopted by the Pheu Thai Party with 141 seats, whereas the United Thai Nation Party ranked fifth with 36 seats.
Wangboonkongchana praised Prayut’s service as prime minister for over eight years, stating…
“I believe Thai folks nationwide know he has done so much for the country and that he has never been tainted by anything – no corruption in any respect.”
Prayut turned prime minister in 2014 after leading a coup d’etat to overthrow Yingluck Shinawatra’s democratically elected authorities. His army junta ruled Thailand for practically five years earlier than a General Election was held in 2019 beneath a model new constitution written by a military-appointed committee.
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader and prime ministerial candidate of the MFP, introduced yesterday that he has sufficient assist from political allies to form a majority government. The coalition consists of 5 opposition parties and a newcomer – the Fair Party. Together, they have 310 Members of Parliament (MPs), which is more than half of the 500-seat House of Representatives.
However, there’s still uncertainty about whether the MFP can kind the subsequent authorities and who will win the premiership. The number of the prime minister under Thailand’s present constitution entails each the House of Representatives and the 250-member Senate – the upper home of Parliament.
The senators have been selected and appointed in 2019 by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the military government led by Prayut following his coup in 2014. For a candidate to turn into prime minister, the person must be accredited by greater than half of the combined meeting..

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