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TUESDAY, November 29, 2022
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Majority do not believe in secret deal for Prawit as next PM: poll

Majority do not believe in secret deal for Prawit as next PM: poll

SUNDAY, August 14, 2022

Most people do not believe in speculation of a secret deal in Parliament to change the party-list MP calculation method and to ensure Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan becomes the next prime minister, a recent survey shows.

The nationwide survey was conducted on August 10-11 by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) among 1,312 respondents aged 18 and over from different backgrounds.

Asked if there was a secret deal between Palang Pracharath and Pheu Thai to change the party-list MP calculation method:

– 40.32% said no

– 21.80% said probably not

– 17.91% said probably yes

– 9.38% said yes

Asked if there was a secret deal between two political parties to ensure Palang Pracharat leader Prawit becomes the next prime minister:

– 59.76% said no

– 17.45% said probably not

– 13.87% said probably yes

– 7.47% said yes

MPs from both Palang Pracharath and Pheu Thai failed to attend Wednesday’s second reading of the draft bill to change the party-list calculation method. The meeting collapsed due to a lack of quorum and the bill now looks to be doomed.

Parliament will meet again on Monday to consider the bill, under which party-list votes would be divided by 500 to calculate the number of party-list MPs. The “500” calculation method would benefit small parties at the expense of large parties. Failure of the bill would see the calculation method revert to division by 100.

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