One more Thai MP adds to ousted PM's party coalition gov't

08:08, July 08, 2011      

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The New Democratic Party, with only one MP, has agreed to join the coalition government, fugitive prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's Pheu Thai Party, Bangkok Post online reported on Thursday.

Yongyuth Wichaidit, Pheu Thai Party Chairman, said on Thursday that the New Democratic Party's entry would bring the number of parties in the coalition government under Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra to six and the number of MPs to 300 of 500.

The other five parties are Pheu Thai, Chartthaipattana, Chart Pattana Puea Pandin, Palang Chon and Mahachon.

Suthin Picharn, the New Democratic leader, said the party, in joining the coalition, would not demand any political post.

During the election campaign the party said that if it could win one House seat it would support whichever party leads the formation of a government, he said.

This will make the opposition party composed of 200 MPs from six parties, namely Democrat Party, Bhum Jai Thai, Rak Thailand, Matubhum and Rak Santi.

According to the Thai law, the newly-elected MPs must hold a House session to choose the prime minister within 30 days after the EC certified the election result. The EC is expected to certify the result within next week.

Source:Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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