thai pm prayuth wins confidence vote after frenzied rumors - Thai PM Prayuth wins confidence vote after frenzied rumors

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has won a confidence vote in Parliament after a frenzy of speculation over the makeup of the ruling coalition.

Rumors his own political allies might try to unseat him had recently overshadowed harsh criticism from the opposition about his government’s Coronavirus response.

Thai media were instead abuzz with rumors that the secretary-general of the military-backed ruling party was leading the effort to unseat Prayuth and to add the main opposition party to the coalition.

Prayuth won 264 votes in the House of Representatives against 208 no confidence votes Saturday.

Here are the full results:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – 264 VS 208 (3 abstained)
Public Health Minister, Anutin Charvirakul -269 VS 196 (11 abstained)
Labour Minister, Suchart Chomklin – 263 VS 201 (10 abstained)
Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob – 269 VS 195 (10 abstained)
Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Chalermchai Sri-on – 270 VS 199 (8 abstained)
Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn – 267 VS 202 (9 abstained)

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