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Opposition Parties Again to Try No Confidence Vote Against Prayut

Pheu Thai Party leader Cholnan Srikaew
Pheu Thai Party leader Cholnan Srikaew

Opposition parties on Tuesday said they intended to file a yet another no-confidence motion against the government once amendments to two organic laws necessary for holding a new, dual-ballot election are submitted to parliament for second and third readings.

The amendments are expected to be submitted by a parliamentary committee on May 24.

Pheu Thai Party leader Cholnan Srikaew said the amendments must pass through parliament before a vote of no-confidence can be held, so the planned censure debate will take place in late June or early July.

According to Cholnan, opposition parties will meet this week to finalize their strategy for the censure debate, including whether to target the entire Cabinet or individual ministers.

The budget bill, the no-confidence vote and the prime minister’s tenure are among the key issues to be discussed at the meeting.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwon told small coalition partners that a House dissolution is expected later this year, with snap elections likely to be held in early 2023.

During a visit to Songkhla and Phatthalung provinces, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged new assistance measures to reduce household debt, improve water resource management and develop infrastructure systems in the South.

The premier also urged residents to take part in the upcoming elections and vote for those they believe are best suited to represent their constituencies in parliament.