King endorses new Thai cabinet

December 20th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Dec 20 (Xinhua) Thailand’s new Cabinet led by newly elected Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Saturday got the backing of the King, a media report said. Vejjajiva’s cabinet has 36 members, Thai state-run TV announced. The cabinet members will be sworn in Monday.

Vejjajiva was elected Thailand’s 27th prime minister Dec 15 in a special parliamentary vote to succeed Somchai Wongsawat, who was forced to step down following a constitutional court verdict Dec 2 that disbanded his People Power Party.

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