28 Jul '11, 4am

Thailand's new parliament to open Monday

Thailand's new parliament to open Monday

BANGKOK: Thailand's new parliament will formally open on Monday, the royal palace has said, paving the way for the selection of the prime minister as early as next week. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will deliver a ceremonial inauguration speech on behalf of the king in the capital Bangkok on Monday afternoon, the palace said in a statement late Wednesday. The 500-seat lower house is due to start work on Wednesday with the election of a house speaker, followed by the selection of the premier on Friday, said a source from the Puea Thai party which won the July 3 national elections. The Puea Thai party's Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a 2006 coup, is expected to be appointed the nation's new premier in the parliamentary vote. Yingluck, who will be the first woman to ever take on the role, has formed a six-part...

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