Majority vote places Somchai Wongsawat as 26th PM of Thailand

September 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The House of Representatives today voted 298 to 163 to place Deputy Leader of the People Power Party Somchai Wongsawat as the 26th Prime Minister of Thailand. The vote, which saw 5 MPs abstaining, was between Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Mr. Somchai who had only received full support from the 6 party coalition government yesterday evening.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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