Phalang Pracharat MPs proposed postponing the voting for House Speaker in Parliament on Saturday amid reports that the pro-junta camp is still negotiating with other parties to form a coalition government.
THEIR MAJESTIES the King and the Queen on Friday presided over the opening ceremony of the new parliamentary term following the election in March, with the King telling the MPs and senators to always keep in mind the importance of their duties for public interest.
The Constitutional Court on Thursday unanimously agreed to accept the case to consider whether Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit should be disqualified as an MP candidate due to questions about the timing of his handing over of shares in a media company in the lead-up to the recent election.
Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said on Thursday he believed the New Economics Party would keep its promise to join the anti-junta bloc despite apparent disagreements within the party.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court will today make a decision on whether or not it will accept the petition to disqualify Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit following a controversy over the timing of his handing over of media shares â which could result in the court barring the anti-junta politician from entering Parliament tomorrow.
The political deadlock between the pro-junta and anti-military camps, with neither side having enough MPs to form a coalition, has increased speculation that the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties could perform a "kingmaker" role.Â
Most people believe the new leader of the Democrat Party should lead the party to join the coalition of the Phalang Pracharat Party to support junta chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister, an opinion survey has found.