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

Bangkok’s Deputy leader of the United Thai Nation, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, expressed doubt yesterday over whether or not Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will proceed his political career after their party’s losses within the General Election. Wangboonkongchana mentioned that sixty nine year previous Prayut has not discussed his future plans, but he may have to step down from politics.
The preliminary results from Thailand’s Election Commission show rival events Move Forward Party (MFP) and Pheu Thai Party leading the electoral race. According to secured 152 seats, adopted 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 consider Thai folks nationwide know he has accomplished a lot for the nation and that he has never been tainted by something – 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 authorities. His army junta dominated Thailand for nearly five years before a General Election was held in 2019 under a brand new structure written by a military-appointed committee.
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader and prime ministerial candidate of the MFP, announced yesterday that he has sufficient support from political allies to form a majority government. The coalition includes five opposition parties 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 may be nonetheless uncertainty about whether or not the MFP can form the subsequent government and who will win the premiership. The selection of the prime minister beneath Thailand’s current structure entails each the House of Representatives and the 250-member Senate – the higher home of Parliament.
The senators had been chosen and appointed in 2019 by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the navy authorities led by Prayut following his coup in 2014. For a candidate to turn out to be prime minister, the individual have to be approved by more than half of the mixed assembly..

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