Pita Limjaroenrat failed to become Prime Minister despite winning the most seats in Thailand’s national elections. The leader of the Move Forward Party did not get enough votes in the country’s parliament on Thursday. He got 324 votes in Parliament. He needed 375 seats to become Prime Minister. News from Bangkok Post.
The vote took place in a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday. Whoever will get 375 seats will be the 30th Prime Minister of Thailand. As no one won this seat, the next polling date has been fixed on July 19.
Peter Dal’s Move Forward Party surprised by losing the leaders supported by the military regime in Thailand’s general election last May. He and his allies won a majority in the lower house of parliament. Many saw the end of military rule. But that majority was not enough to form the government. Peeta was disappointed after losing the first phase of voting but did not give up hope. He said he would fight to the end.