House of Representatives to postpone selecting the new prime minister to next Wednesday

September 12th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Samak Sundaravej
The House of Representatives’ scheduled meeting this morning to vote on the new Prime Minister to replace outgoing PM Samak Sundaravej, had been canceled. House Speaker Chai Chidchod adjourned the House meeting, rescheduling it to next Wednesday. News reports suggested that there are serious conflicts within the ruling People Power Party over possible nomination of PM Samak Sundaravej. Many PPP MPs were absent from the House session today as well as the MPs from coalition parties. House Speaker Chai Chidchob said the first quorum check revealed that there were not enough MPs are in the assembly hall. The Democrats had also nominated their leader Abhisit Vejjajiva during the quorum check.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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