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Future Forward tops poll in Chiang Mai re-election
Future Forward Party appears to have won an additional parliamentary seat in a re-election held in the eighth constituency in Chiang Mai on Sunday.

Hard-fought wins in lower house point to tough times ahead for next govt
THE RESULTS of the weekend’s voting to fill the posts of speaker and deputy speaker of the lower house pointed to the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party taking a leading role in parliamentary politics, but its slender victory margins also signalled difficulties ahead for the administration.

Remembering Prem
Considered one of the most influential figures in Thai politics

Prem’s demise may bring new era
Academics say new generation has its own ideology and it would be hard for another influential figure like Ex-PM to emerge.

Economist finds fault with ex-PM’s legacy
FORMER PRIME MINISTER General Prem Tinsulanonda, who died yesterday, made great contributions to the development of the Thai economy, but one of three economists asked to comment on his legacy also feels he left the country saddled with income inequality, which has become a major problem today.

Phalang Pracharat’s Suchart elected deputy speaker
Phalang Pracharat Party MP Suchart Tancharoen was elected on Sunday as first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.

Chuan elected speaker of lower house on dramatic day
Democrat patriarch and party-list MP Chuan Leekpai was elected the speaker of the House of Representatives on Saturday, after much wrangling between the pro- and anti-junta blocs.

Phalang Pracharat MPs move to delay House Speaker voting
Phalang Pracharat MPs proposed postponing the voting for House Speaker in Parliament on Saturday amid reports that the pro-junta camp is still negotiating with other parties to form a coalition government.

Uphold your duties, King tells legislators
THEIR MAJESTIES the King and the Queen on Friday presided over the opening ceremony of the new parliamentary term following the election in March, with the King telling the MPs and senators to always keep in mind the importance of their duties for public interest.

Senate speaker, deputy speaker seats filled without contest
A former member of the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Pornpetch Vichitcholchai, was on Friday affirmed as speaker of the new junta-appointed Senate.

Thanathorn attends opening of parliament along with other newly-elected members
Dressed in the government uniform, newly-elected members of House of Representatives on Friday attended the ceremony to open parliament.

Thanathorn suffers setback in court

New PM will be elected by month-end, says Wissanu
THAILAND SHOULD have a new prime minister within this month, though it will take a while for the new Cabinet to take office, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.

Failed New Economics candidates seek legal help to recover costs
Unsuccessful New Economics parliamentary candidates on Thursday sought legal advice from the Election Commission, complaining that the party failed to reimburse them for their electoral campaigns.

Urgent : Court to consider shares case against Thanathorn, suspends him from office
The Constitutional Court on Thursday unanimously agreed to accept the case to consider whether Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit should be disqualified as an MP candidate due to questions about the timing of his handing over of shares in a media company in the lead-up to the recent election.

Pheu Thai confident of New Economics' parliamentary support 
Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said on Thursday he believed the New Economics Party would keep its promise to join the anti-junta bloc despite apparent disagreements within the party.

New Economics Party leader quits 
Mingkwan Sangsuwan has resigned as the leader of the New Economics Party following what he described as an "accomplished mission".

Court to decide today on accepting petition to disqualify Thanathorn
THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court will today make a decision on whether or not it will accept the petition to disqualify Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit following a controversy over the timing of his handing over of media shares – which could result in the court barring the anti-junta politician from entering Parliament tomorrow.

Pheu Thai prepares Speaker candidates 
The Thaksin Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai Party is preparing to field candidates for Speaker and said it should be given the chance to form a government.

Democrats and Bhumjaithai hold talks, sparking coalition speculation 
The political deadlock between the pro-junta and anti-military camps, with neither side having enough MPs to form a coalition, has increased speculation that the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties could perform a "kingmaker" role. 

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