Thai government and opposition hold two-day general debate with no votes, starting today

Bangkok –

The Thai parliament is holding a general debate with no voting starting today, February 17th, under Section 152 of the 2017 Constitution.

Unlike a no-confidence debate, the opposition parties would discuss the whole Council of Ministers without specifying anyone, particularly at the two-day debate.

The topics, introduced to the President of the National Assembly by the Pheu Thai Party leader and other members in opposition parties, would include the national economic crisis, pandemic crisis, political crisis in which the current government ruled with money-based politics, and the failure of the government’s inefficient administration which, according to their statement, had led to many social, environmental, and international trading problems.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha, as the leader of the Cabinet, would give an opening speech before the cabinet and the senate could discuss the details. He also stated that he may not be able to be at the general debate for the full two days but would attend the parliament in the morning and evening every day.

The general debate would conclude tomorrow, February 18th.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.