Pheu Thai sees neither cabinet reshuffle nor parliament dissolution

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BANGKOK, 17 November 2013 The ruling Pheu Thai Party has confirmed that there will neither be cabinet shakeup nor dissolution of parliament in order to end the political deadlock. 

According to Pheu Thai Deputy Spokesperson Anusorn Iamsa-ard, even if all of the Democrat MPs resigned, the House of Representatives will continue to function and the government will not dissolve the Lower House. He also affirmed that there would not be a cabinet reshuffle at this moment either.

As for the attempt by the Opposition Party to seek censure debate against PM Yingluck Shinawatra, the spokesperson said the move showed that the Democrat Party was still working under the parliamentary system of checks and balances. He also disagreed with the idea that Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva be nominated as the next Prime Minister if Miss Yingluck is removed from her power after the censure debate.

Democrat Party deputy leader Jurin Laksanawisit, on Friday, filed a petition to the House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont for a no-confidence debate against Miss Yingluck, Deputy PM Plodprasop Suraswadi, and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan.