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In a marathon seven-hour session of Parliament yesterday, the majority of members arrived at a consensus that Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the Move Forward Party (MFP) and the winner of the General Election, would not meet the eligibility criteria to assume the position of Thai Prime Minister (PM). Furthermore, he won’t be considered a candidate for the second spherical of voting for the PM post.
During the primary Parliament meeting to vote for a new PM on July 13, Pita didn’t safe sufficient votes to turn out to be the PM. Out of Be the first of 375 votes, Pita and MFP managed to garner 324 votes, with help coming from thirteen senators and 311 Members of Parliament from the eight parties on the MOU coalition government agreement.
The eight events underneath the MOU settlement, MFP, Pheu Thai, Thai Sang Thai, Prachachart, Seree Ruam Thai, Fair, Plung Sungkom Mai, and Pheu Thai Ruamphalang, had a meeting to arrange for the second Parliament assembly to vote on the model new PM yesterday, July 19.
Following the dialogue, the parties agreed to suggest Pita as quickly as once more because the PM candidate. However, this decision sparked controversy among the many political parties, with some politicians arguing that Pita couldn’t be proposed for a second time because of the Regulations of the Parliamentary Assembly (2020). On the opposite hand, the coalition authorities events maintained that their decision was in accordance with the law.
During the Parliament assembly yesterday, the Deputy Leader of the Pheu Thai Party, Suthin Klansaeng, proposed Pita to be the PM of Thailand for the second time. Pita was the sole candidate in the meeting.
This led Parliament President Wan Muhamad Nor Matha (Wan Nor) to ask the meeting to discuss whether Pita could probably be a candidate again, contemplating his failure within the previous vote.
During the debate session, 12 senators and MPs expressed their opinions on the matter. Those who disagreed argued that Pita could not be proposed as a candidate again due to article quantity forty one of the Regulations of the Parliamentary Assembly in 2020.
According to this 41st article, a movement that has been rejected can’t be reintroduced until the Parliament President permits it.
MPs from MFP and different coalition government parties held the opposing view, contending that there have been no particular legal guidelines or guidelines proscribing the number of proposals for a candidate.
During the meeting, the Constitution Court launched an official document to suspend Pita from his MP duty during the investigation of his shares within the media firm. So, Pita had to exit the meeting. He left an announcement before leaving stating…
“The Constitutional Court temporarily droop my duties. Therefore, I want to take the chance to say goodbye to the Parliament president until we meet again. I wish to ask fellow members of the National Assembly to care for the individuals. I suppose Thailand has changed. It is totally totally different since May 14. People have won midway. In another half, I did not perform my duties as an MP, so I requested my fellow members to continue to deal with the folks.”
Finally, the Parliament president allowed each MP and senator to vote on whether Pita could be a candidate for the second spherical of elections. The outcome was decisive. Of 716 votes, 395 members stated that Pita couldn’t be reintroduced as a candidate, whereas 312 members supported the proposal. Eight members abstained and one member did not vote.
Only eight of the thirteen senators who supported Pita in the initial election continued to again him.
The leader of the Seree Ruam Thai Party, Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, revealed to the media that he did not vote through the assembly. He shared that he did vote as a result of the senators and the other side gained.
Sereepisuth added that the other members of the coalition government parties ought to have carried out what he had done as this might have given Pita one other probability to be proposed as a candidate. Sereepisuth additionally instructed that Pita and MFP relied on their fans an extreme amount of.
After the meeting yesterday, Parliament President Wan Nor introduced that the subsequent assembly to vote for PM will occur from 9am on July 27. He emphasised that Pita could not be proposed as a candidate once more this time.

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