Parliament meeting to select new PM kicks off

September 17th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Somchai Wongsawat

A special meeting of the House of Representatives to select the new Prime Minsiter to take the place of recently dismissed PM Samak Sundaravej today has kicked off as scheduled.

The meeting is being chaired by House Speaker Chai Chidchob and began with Deputy Leader of the People Power Party Sompong Amornwiwat (สมพงษ์ อมรวิวัฒน์) presenting the name of current Interim PM Somchai Wongsawat as a candidate for the vote. Mr. Sompong had 280 votes in support of his proposal from the present 296 MPs.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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