Thailand’s King Approves New Government Composition to Resolve Political Crisis

Thailand’s King Approves New Government Composition

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn today, on Saturday, approved the new composition of the government headed by Srita Tavesen, which was an additional step towards ending the months-long political crisis in the country.

A royal court statement said the king has approved the formation of a government of 34 ministers, including ministers who assumed duties in the previous army-backed government, which was widely opposed by the Thais.

And elections in May sparked months of political tension after conservative parliamentary blocs refused to nominate a reformist candidate for prime minister, paving the way for the formation of the Pheu Thai Pro Thai Party, which came second in the election. coalition government.

The royal statement said: “Prime Minister Shrita Tavisin has chosen a qualified government to govern the country… Therefore, the king has ordered the formation of a new government.”

Shrita Tavisin will head the finance ministry in the new government, while Anutin Charnvirakul, the health minister in the previous army-backed government, will serve as deputy prime minister.

General Bacharawat Wongsuwan, brother of the army commander involved in the 2014 coup, has also been appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

Source: AFP

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