Thailand’s parliament rejects election winner | DW News

Thailand’s Prime Ministership remains up for grabs after Parliament rejected the lead contender for the job. Pita Limjaroenrat led his Move Forward Party to victory in the May polls, but his promises to reform laws governing the monarchy have placed him at odds with Thailand’s conservative polity.

Especially the 250 members of the military appointed Senate, most of whom did not support his candidature. Still, he says he’s in the running and Parliament will vote again next week. Here’s more on the man that would be Prime Minister.

Joining me for more is Thai political scientist Janjira Sombatpoonsiri.

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