Free Trial

Pheu Thai Cancels Coalition Meeting As Talks With Other Parties & Senators Stall


The Pheu Thai Party (PTP) cancelled a meeting of the eight-party coalition citing insufficient progress in its talks with external parties and junta-appointed senators ahead of the second round of voting for the Prime Minister position.

  • Lawmakers are due to make another attempt at electing Prime Minister on Thursday but it is uncertain if the vote will take place this week. House Speaker Wan Noor will consult with the three whips tomorrow to see if the vote can go ahead.
  • Prachatai reports that the eight-party coalition may hold its meeting after tomorrow's talks between the three whips, which will provide more clarity on the timeline of the PM vote.
  • Pro-military parties appear to continue their efforts to lure the PTP into ditching their coalition partner MFP and forming some sort of unity government, with ruling PPRP leader Prawit Wongsuwon noting that he could consider entering Cabinet.

To read the full story



MNI is the leading provider

of intelligence and analysis on the Global Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Energy markets. We use an innovative combination of real-time analysis, deep fundamental research and journalism to provide unique and actionable insights for traders and investors. Our "All signal, no noise" approach drives an intelligence service that is succinct and timely, which is highly regarded by our time constrained client base.

Our Head Office is in London with offices in Chicago, Washington and Beijing, as well as an on the ground presence in other major financial centres across the world.