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New Cabinet may get royal nod today: Wissanu


Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam hinted that the new Cabinet may get royal endorsement on Wednesday, though it is still more than three months after the March election. 

“Let's see if it comes out today,” Wissanu told reporters on Wednesday.
The line-up was submitted for royal endorsement last week.
It is widely speculated that the new Cabinet may get the royal okay this week, after the government implied that the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday was the last one for the junta-led administration.
Also on Wednesday, Phalang Pracharat Party’s key men – Kobsak Pootrakul and Suvit Maesincee – were spotted at Government House. It is believed they were there to discuss the new government policies with Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic matters. 
Wissanu told reporters that there were three major steps in the preparation of new policies before they are announced in Parliament. 
The first step, which has already been completed, is getting coalition parties to discuss and agree on the policies, he said.
The next step, he explained, involved the re-checking of the proposals, which will be done once the new government is in place, while the last step was getting the policies vetted by the Cabinet before they are submitted to Parliament. 
Wissanu said the last two steps can be completed as soon as the Cabinet is sworn in.

Published : July 10, 2019

By : The Nation