Jurin Laksanavisit, who served as acting leader of Thailand's Democrat Party, is now formally in charge of the party after winning an internal election on May 15. He takes over from former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva
Thailand's Election Commission on May 7 announced official results for 349 seats to be taken up by lawmakers in Parliament, following the March 24th general election. The results for the remaining 150 seats in the Lower House are expected to be announced on Wednesday.
This is first ever segment of CNA+ on #AsiaFirst, where Julie Yoo and Adam Bakhtir check in with our correspondents around the region to talk about the current buzz and the stories behind the news. Today, I talked about the ongoing post-election mess, a look behind covering the elections and also a bit about the haze up north.
Thank you to my team for their help and also special thanks to Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe for letting us use their Sathorn branch.
After the announcement of an pro-democracy coaltion consisting of Pheu Thai, Future Forward and five other parties, the pro-military Palang Prachrat Party is holding off from making a similar announcement. I'll tell why.
7 political parties, including Pheu Thai, Future Forward and Seriruamthai, are joining in a "pro-democracy" coalition together, claiming that they have at least 255 seats in parliament.