|

Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn Appointed Acting Prime Minister

Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn as acting prime minister to replace Ms Yingluck Shinawatra

Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn to acting prime minister to replace Ms Yingluck Shinawatra

 

BANGKOK – The cabinet appointed caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn as acting prime minister to replace Ms Yingluck Shinawatra who was removed from the office as a result of the Constitutional Court’s ruling.

Caretaker deputy prime minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said Mr Niwatthamrong will assume the role of acting prime minister until there is a new government after the election.

He said he had assigned the Council of State to seek clarification from the Constitutional Court regarding its ruling to remove the prime minister and nine cabinet ministers from their offices in connection with the transfer of Mr Thawil Pliensri two years ago.

Also, he added that the Council of State would ask for explanation from the court regarding the fate of some ministers who used to serve in the cabinet which was involved in the transfer of Mr Thawil and is now back to the incumbent cabinet.

Mr Pongthep went on to say that the government would meet with the Election Commission this Saturday to discuss preparations for the next election.

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=24090

Posted by on May 7 2014. Filed under Thailand Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen