No early election, no Cabinet reshuffle says Thai PM

The Thai PM says he has no plans to call an early election or to reshuffle his Cabinet after 21 MPs loyal to him had been pushed out earlier this week. The Bangkok Post reports that Prayut Chan-o-cha has also distanced himself from the ouster of Thamanat Prompow and 20 different MPs, who have been accused of sowing division inside the ranks of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. The PM says their dismissal was an inside get together affair and that the PPRP was probably making an attempt to revive a way of normalcy.
“I’m not saying who is nice or dangerous. Let their actions converse for themselves. Clear will determine on the next election. I insist that I have no intention to vary the cupboard line-up or dissolve the House. The law (on the model new election system) isn’t ready. Don’t combine them up.”

The dismissal of Thamanat and the opposite MPs means they now have 30 days to discover a new get together or lose their MP status, according to the Bangkok Post report. Their removal follows Thamanat’s sacking from Cabinet a quantity of months in the past, accused of attempting to orchestrate the removal of the PM in a no-confidence debate last year.
According to media reviews, 8 small coalition events are considering an alliance with Thamanat. However, Suratin Picharn, leader of the New Democracy Party, says things are only on the discussion stage in the intervening time and no choice has been made.
“Things ought to turn into clear next week. I actually have to wait for him to get a new party first.”

Khathathep Techadechruangkul from the Puea Chart Thai Party has denied recommendations that his party would possibly be a part of Thamanat’s, insisting that 5 events will remain aligned with the ruling coalition and continue to support the PM.
Meanwhile, when asked if the PPRP chief and deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon had any comment to make on the most recent developments, the PM responded: “Love and finest wishes and mutual respect.”

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