Pita Limcharoenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, has lost his first attempt to become Prime Minister when he was unable to secure the necessary 375 votes from parliament.
During today's parliamentary session to select the next Prime Minister, Pita, who was the sole candidate, received 323 votes, falling short of the required threshold by 52 votes. There are a total of 749 eligible voters in Parliament.
Among those, 182 individuals voted against him, while 199 abstained. The remaining members were absent.
Pita expressed his determination to continue the fight.
The next parliamentary session to select the Prime Minister is scheduled for July 19.