In-coming Thai PM Yingluck to report to the parliament Friday

09:35, July 21, 2011      

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Prime ministerial candidate of the election winner Pheu Thai, Yingluck Shinawatra, plans to report for duty as MP on Friday, the party spokesman Prompong Nopparit said on Wednesday.

The plan came after Thailand's Election Commission unanimously endorsed the second batch of 12 new MPs-elect including outgoing PM Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party on Tuesday.

Prompong said the 24th House of Representatives should convene its inaugural session on August 2 as the Election Commission must finish endorsement of up to 475 MPs by August 3.

He also indicated that the cabinet lining-up would be unveiled by mid-August.

If she passes majority voting in the first parliamentary meeting, Yingluck, the youngest sister of ousted former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, will become the 28th prime minister and the first female leader of Thailand.

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