Pheu Thai eyes MFP-free bloc

  • Pheu Thai is ready to form an alternative coalition excluding the Move Forward Party (MFP) and it will bring in parties from the outgoing government if MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat fails to secure enough support to become prime minister in parliament on Wednesday, according to Pheu Thai sources.
  • The sources said that Mr Pita, the MFP’s sole prime ministerial candidate, faces several hurdles to his PM bid, and he will still not be able to receive sufficient backing during the second round of voting on Wednesday.
  • Paetongtarn Shinawatra, one of Pheu Thai’s three PM candidates, said on Tuesday the party will nominate Mr Srettha for the coveted role of prime minister if the joint parliamentary session rejects the nomination of Mr Pita on Wednesday.

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