Pheej Yingluck Shinawatra, the leader of the Pheu Thai Party who swept to the top of the polls in Thailand’s general election in May, has lost her bid to become prime minister.
A coalition of eight opposition parties, including the Pheu Thai Party, re-nominated Phee Thai as their prime ministerial candidate after failing to win a majority in the first round of voting on May 13, but a second round of voting today (May 19) failed.
Senators from the military faction argued that they could not re-nominate the same candidate, and after a lengthy debate, parliament voted to not hold a second round of voting with Mr. Fita as the nominee.
Mr. Pitta left parliament during the debate, following the Constitutional Court’s decision to suspend him from office.
Earlier, the Election Commission of Thailand had referred the case to the Constitutional Court, claiming that Mr. Pitta’s candidacy was illegal due to his ownership of shares in a media company, 먹튀검증토토사이트 and the Constitutional Court agreed, suspending Mr. Pitta as a member of parliament pending a ruling.