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Move Forward MP starts countdown to senators losing PM-picking power


A MOVE Forward MP today (July 30) tweeted that there are 287 days in the countdown to senators losing their power to vote for a prime minister when their five-year tenure ends on May 11, 2024, Matichon newspaper said.

The party-list MP, Mr.  Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, said in his tweet that on that day senators lose their prime minister-picking power according to Section 272 of the constitution with this power returning to the hands of MPs elected by the people as stated in Section 15.

Meanwhile, Move Forward spokesman Rangsiman Rome said this morning that the people will teach Pheu Thai Party a lesson if it pushes his party to the opposition and instead forms a hybrid coalition government by linking up with some conservative camps.

This sort of liberal-conservative coalition government should not shape up because it does not reflect the outcome of the election with those involved in forging it not respecting the people’s voice and have to be responsible for their action, he said.

He urged players involved in setting up a hybrid coalition to stop doing so and play honestly according to the rules.

If they cherish power and want to hold onto it without bothering about the people not having elected them then the people will surely teach them a lesson in future, he warned.


Top: Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat, second from left, and MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, fourth from left, talking to other MPs at Parliament with the 287 days left to senators losing the prime minister-picking power inset.

Insert: Move Forward spokesman Rangsiman Rome.

Front Page: Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn’s countdown image accompanying his tweet. All photos: Matichon

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