Another one-MP party leaves Thailand's coalition government

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-11 15:18:13|Editor: xuxin
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BANGKOK, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Another one-MP party has left Thailand's coalition government headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The Thai People Justice Party, led by its lone MP Pichet Sathirachawal, announced in Tuesday's press conference that it has decided to withdraw itself from the coalition government.

The one-MP parties had vied for political posts in government, including those of secretary or assistant secretary attached to varied cabinet portfolios as well as heads of various House committees which were mostly allocated to other coalition partners with more than one MP.

The Thai Civilized Party, headed by lone MP Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, earlier left the new government.

Another splinter party, namely the People Reform Party, headed by lone MP Paiboon Nititawan, earlier dissolved itself with the party leader joining the Palang Pracharath Party.

The Palang Pracharath Party-led coalition government currently consists of 16 coalition partners, including eight one-MP parties, securing a meager majority of 252 MPs out of a total of 500 MPs at its command.