Opposition claims it has right to form a government haven won majority in the lower house of parliament
After a disputed election, seven Thai opposition parties have formed a coalition claiming the opposition won majority in the lower house of parliament and the right to try and form a government. However, this move may be short lived as the election of a prime minister requires combined votes from the upper house of parliament; the Senate which is expected to endorse the pro-military party. Unfortunately, the Senate which is entirely appointed by the junta is most unlikely to give such endorsement. With unofficial results of Sunday’s vote still delayed, the ruling junta shows no sign of giving up on its goal to keep former army chief and coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.