BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 The Prime Minister’s secretary general Suranand Vejjajiva has insisted that the premier will not resign ahead of the general elections.
Mr Suranand said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cannot concede to protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban’s demand which called for her immediate resignation. Ms Yingluck is bound by section 157 of the Constitution to remain as caretaker Prime Minister until the new election in February.
The secretary-general urged Mr Suthep to review his demands and to run for the election in a bid to resolve the situation in a democratic manner.
He elaborated that the decision whether Ms Yingluck will compete in the next election will be determined on Thursday at a party meeting.