Eleven parties agree to form government, with Srettha as PM

Pheu Thai party leader Cholnan Srikaew announced today (Monday) a coalition of 11 parties, to form a new government for Thailand, commanding a total of 314 seats in the House…

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House and Senate whips to discuss Pita’s re-nomination

Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat’s re-nomination for Thailand’s next prime minister, at the second joint sitting of the House and the Senate on Wednesday, has become a contentious issue…

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Rehearsals underway for selection of House speaker, two deputy House speakers and prime minister

Officials of the Office of Secretariat of the House of Representatives conducted a rehearsal today (Tuesday) of the voting process for the selection of the House speaker, the two deputy…

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Thailand’s new House of Representatives to hold its first meeting between July 4th and 6th

The first meeting of the House of Representatives is expected to be held between July 4th and 6th, after the Election Commission (EC) announced the confirmation of 400 constituency MPs…

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House meeting adjourned because deputy house speaker was hungry

A House meeting in Thailand’s parliament was abruptly adjourned yesterday afternoon (Thursday), after Deputy House Speaker Suchart Tancharoen told MPs that he was hungry. The sudden end to the meeting…

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How House dissolution has shaped the course of Thai politics

Since the country’s first general election in November 1933 after becoming a constitutional monarchy, the elected House of Representatives has been dissolved 13 times – mostly following conflicts in coalition…

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House unanimously votes for referendum before drafting new charter for Thailand

The Thai House of Representatives voted unanimously today (Thursday) to propose that the cabinet holds a referendum, to gauge the opinions of the Thai people about the drafting of a…

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Thai parliament derails Move Forward Party’s Progressive Liquor Bill

The Move Forward Party’s Progressive Liquor Bill was derailed today (Wednesday), when the House of Representatives twice voted against it twice, first by 177:174 votes and then by 196:194 votes….

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First meeting of House of Representatives this year collapses due to lack of quorum

The first meeting this year of the House of Representatives suffered a setback yesterday (Wednesday) when it was abruptly adjourned due to the lack of a quorum. The meeting began…

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House commences debate on second and third readings of 2020 budget bill

The House of Representatives, this morning, began debating the second and third readings of the much-delayed 3.22 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year, under the chairmanship of House…

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Chuan vows to make parliament an institution dedicated to the people

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has vowed to make the Thai Parliament an institution recognized by the Thai people and by the international community as the model of an organization which…

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New government to take shape in June – Dr. Wissanu Krea-ngarm

Thailand’s post-election government is expected to be formed in June, if the Election Commission (EC) is able to announce the official results of the March 24th general election by May…

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