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Bhumjaithai will not vote for Prayut’s PM nomination if Palang Pracharat get fewer than 251 votes – Anutin

 

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The Bhumjaithai party has made clear that it will not support General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister if the Palang Pracharat-led coalition alliance does not control at least 251 votes in the 500-member House of Representatives.

 

“The next prime minister must have earned the trust of the majority of the MPs otherwise we will not accept his nomination and if senators’ votes are needed (to achieve the majority), Bhumjaithai MPs will definitely not raise their hands,” said Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul today.

 

He also dismissed a media report, that the party had joined the Palang Pracharat-led coalition alliance, saying that the party had not discussed the issue with the Palang Pracharat party, adding that the party had instructed its MPs to gauge the opinions of their constituents about the political direction of the party first.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/bhumjaithai-will-not-vote-for-prayuts-pm-nomination-if-palang-pracharat-get-fewer-than-251-votes-anutin/

 

 

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Bhumjaithai will be banned now...

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Oh my, he has to ask his constituents about the party's political direction! What a joke.

Bring on the ganga as promised in the manifesto, Anuthin, and then all directions will seem the same

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7 minutes ago, tifino said:

Bhumjaithai will be banned now...

That activist snake Srisuwan Janya, who works covertly for the Electoral Commission, who in turn work for the junta, will now start digging dirt on Bhumjaithai; that is if he has not already started. 
 

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After all of Prayuths manipulation of the constitution and elections wouldnt you just love to see him fall on his own sword and fail.

Then again, becoming PM and being scrutinised without the art 44 protection might just be as much fun.

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1 hour ago, Reigntax said:

After all of Prayuths manipulation of the constitution and elections wouldnt you just love to see him fall on his own sword and fail.

Then again, becoming PM and being scrutinised without the art 44 protection might just be as much fun.

You're right. A question: is Article 44 only for use by the NCPO or is it written into the constitution. I other words, will we have seen the last of it when a new Government is finally in place?

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Im just glad I dont understand politics 

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3 hours ago, tifino said:

Bhumjaithai will be banned now...

May be the EC will find out that some elected members of that party were holding the wrong shares.....
Time for those red cards.

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Interesting line of thought as without Bhumjaithai's 51 seats it is impossible for Palang Prcharat to achieve 251.

Looks like a self fulfilling prophecy.

Adios Chan O Cha.

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This is at least some goods news. And maybe looks like PTP May get the actual number over 250 so the fight is still alive. 

 

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Anutin won’t back a PM dependent on senators

By THE NATION

 

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BHUMJAITHAI LEADER SAYS HIS PARTY WILL SUPPORT A CANDIDATE WHO ENJOYS MAJORITY SUPPORT AMONG MPS 

 

Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul made it clear yesterday that his party will not support a PM candidate who does have the backing from a simple majority of MPs in Parliament.

 

Anutin, who has come under criticism over his silence in the formation of the government, clarified that no Bhumjaithai MP would vote for a candidate who relied on the Senate to become the head of the government.

 

Amid the ongoing uncertainty, the rival camps engaged in brinkmanship to form the government, while the Democrat Party and Bhumjaithai continued to maintain their silence on joining either bloc.

 

Neither the pro- nor the anti-junta blocs have been able to muster enough MPs to have a simple majority in the 500-member House of Representatives. The anti-junta bloc has 245 seats and its rivals 135.

 

Despite being more than 100 MPs short of a simple majority in Parliament, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the PM candidate of Phalang Pracharat, told the press yesterday that the party’s government formation process was going on.

 

As the negotiations were mainly about the distribution of Cabinet seats, Prayut admitted that the party was considering how to allocate ministerial positions. The 11 minor parties, who will also be part of the lower house, announced yesterday they will join Phalang Pracharat to form a government and back Prayut’s bid to return as PM.

 

Phalang Pracharat leader Utama Savanayana joined a press conference |yesterday to receive the official documents endorsed by the 11 parties and expressed confidence that Phalang Pracharat would become the coalition leader.

 

Negotiations with both Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties were underway, Utama said, declining to disclose how the deal was being cut.

Meanwhile, the anti-junta Future Forward Party, which opposes Prayut’s return to power, remained hopeful that they could still block the general. 

 

Though some 11 minor parties have revealed their stance in favour of Prayut, Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said yesterday that it was still possible to gather some 375 MPs to vote for a PM against the junta-appointed Senate and the minority MPs.

 

Thanathorn said Future Forward was talking to different parties, including Democrat and Bhumjaitai, to join the anti-junta camp. 

He did not reveal how the negotiations were going.

 

Bhumjaithai leader Anutin yesterday led his party’s successful candidates to receive the official documents from the Election Commission (EC), approving their MP status, and told the press that the party had not discussed anything with Phalang Pracharat about setting up a government.

 

However, Bhumjaitai is scheduled to have a meeting next Monday and Anutin said that it was possible the party’s decision would be made on that day.

 

At the EC office, Anutin also met with anti-junta politician Seripisut Temiyavet, who had also come to receive his documents. 

 

Seripisut told Anutin in front of the media to join the bloc. “[You] can be the PM or the transport minister. Pheu Thai is okay with that.”

 

The Democrat Party, meanwhile, will make a decision only after it gets a new leader tomorrow.

 

Sourece: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30369341

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

 

Anutin, who has come under criticism over his silence in the formation of the government, clarified that no Bhumjaithai MP would vote for a candidate who relied on the Senate to become the head of the government.

 

Expect defections.

 

Announcements to follow! New party to be formed by former Bhumjathai members. (Does anyone remember Newin's defection to give the Democrats power in the Thaksin era?)

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul made it clear yesterday that his party will not support a PM candidate who does have the backing from a simple majority of MPs in Parliament.

 

Big hint that his party will give that simple majority to Palang Pracharat. 

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