Rift over Speaker’s job erupts

Pheu Thai leader Cholnan Srikaew criticises remarks by Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the Progressive Movement and the Move Forward Party’s election campaign assistant, over the post of House speaker. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Move Forward Party (MFP) has insisted the post of House Speaker should be filled by the MFP amid reports that its prospective coalition partner Pheu Thai wants it.

Citing secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon, MFP spokesman Rangsiman Rome said that by tradition, the election winner will take the House Speaker’s chair to handle its agenda, and the MFP wishes to continue with the tradition.

Mr Rangsiman declined to say if any prospective coalition partners are negotiating for the post,…

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