Thailand's Move Forward Party won't back Pheu Thai PM candidate
Updated 19:20, 15-Aug-2023

Thailand's election-winning Move Forward Party will not back former alliance partner Pheu Thai's candidate in a parliamentary vote on a new prime minister, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a senior official.

Move Forward has the most seats in parliament but is no longer a part of an alliance seeking to form the next government.

The party's lawmakers were unanimous in opposing that, its secretary general, Chaithawat Tulathon, told a news conference.

"The formation of government now is not reflective of the people's voice," Chaithawat said. "It is clear senators and other parties want to shut Move Forward down."

Thailand has been under a caretaker government for the past five months, and the next parliamentary vote on a prime minister has yet to be scheduled.

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