The leader of the winners in the elections moves forward He was Unopposed in the contest, he struggled to muster the required support for more than half 749 members A bicameral parliament, although it is supported by an eight-party coalition.
Another vote is expected next week, which PETA could contest if nominated again.
Gradual progression forward party f His coalition partner, Pheu Thai, crushed conservative pro-army parties in the May 14 election, widely seen as a resounding rejection of a government of nearly a decade led or supported by the Royal Army.
Thursday’s vote was a crucial test of PETA’s political clout and a barometer of opposition to his party’s anti-establishment agenda, which includes removing the military from politics, curbing trade monopolies and amending a law providing for long prison terms for insulting the monarchy.
His defeat was the latest blow in two scorching days for the 42-year-old US-educated Peta, who saw two legal complaints against him gain traction on the eve of the vote, including a recommendation to disqualify him, prompting hundreds of protesters to gather aAbbreviation II Warning of moves afoot to keep Moving Forward off the power.
Peta’s determination to pursue the Move Forward agenda put him at odds with a powerful league of conservatives and old money families that had loomed large over Thai politics for decades, and were expected to try to thwart him in parliament.
Despite winning the election with massive youth support and popularity in the capital, Bangkok, Pita needed to win over some of the 249 members of the conservative-leaning Senate, which was appointed by the military after the 2014 coup.
(Reporting by Banarat Thepjumpanat, Banu Wongsha-Om, Urathai Sriring and Chayote Sitbunsaring; Editing by Martin Petit; Editing by Lincoln Feist and Kanupriya Kapoor)