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Thai parliament votes for new Prime Minister

by VTV405 June 2019 Last updated at 17:08 PM

Thai parliament members attend a session to vote for prime minister in Bangkok, Thailand (Photo: Reuters)
Thai parliament members attend a session to vote for prime minister in Bangkok, Thailand (Photo: Reuters)

VTV.vn - Today, both houses of Thailand's parliament will convene to elect the country's new prime minister.

Thailand's new Prime Minister will need at least 376 votes, including 500 members in the lower House of Representatives elected in the March election and 250 senators, who were all appointed by the junta. The candidates for the Prime Minister office are pro-junta incumbent Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a young politician leading the Future Forward Party.

The Democrat party on Tuesday declared the alliance with Thailand's People's State Power Party - Palang Pracharat-led coalition government. Meanwhile, together with the 250 senators' votes for Prayuth, his victory appears certain. The junta will remain in power until the new Cabinet is sworn in.

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