PPP holds meeting to make choice for new PM runner

September 11th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Samak Sundaravej
The People Power Party has called a special meeting to decide on their pick for the new Prime Minister.

Leaders of the party have made their way to the party headquarters to attend the special meeting with Deputy party Spokesman Suthin Klungsaeng (สุทิน คลังแสง) revealing that the party has compiled a short-list of possible PM candidates. The list is comprised of Samak Sundaravej, Somchai Wongsawas (สมชาย วงศ์สวัสด์) and Somphong Amornwiwat (สมพงษ์ อมรวิวัฒน์). The party members will give their reasons for each choice and a vote will take place to finalize the decision.

The PPP Deputy Spokesman assured that the party would take the publics majority opinion into consideration of its choice, including the suggestion of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. He assured however that Doctor Thaksin’s opinion will bare the weight of any other citizen and not be a decisive factor in the party’s selection. As for whether or not the party would seek to have the new PM vote rescheduled, Mr. Suthin said it would discuss the matter at a later time.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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