Bangkok 25 May-Academician Identify the position of the chairman of the council with this election being more important than any other time because of the distortion of the constitution Senators elect prime minister Indicates that if it is a normal situation, it can still be negotiated. But this time, if you go far, raise the chairman of the council to give to phue thai, also have the right to lose the position of prime minister
Prof. Dr. Siriphan Noksuan Sawasdee, Lecturer at the Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University addressed the importance of the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives that for this election will be regarded as a game controller in the House of Representatives set the agenda of the legislative process which the Progressive Party has many important agendas used as a strong point in campaigning Including the strength of party formation, such as the equal marriage law, the amendment of Section 112 law, or the progressive liquor monopoly law, etc. If the position of Speaker of the House belongs to another party It will be difficult to control the game in the council, which is why the presidency of the council is more important than ever before.
Prof. Dr. Siripan said that the problem that arises is the competition for this position. But the more important issue is Mr. Phitha's position as prime minister. Lim Chareonrat which all parties confirm the principle that the party that has the most votes in the House of Representatives will hold the position of Prime Minister But the worrying thing is Mr. Phitha may not be trusted by the Senate (Senator), so the party moves far as it gets the most votes. If the position of chairman of the council to the Pheu Thai Party now May cause loss of both positions, therefore making it impossible to negotiate.
“If assessing the Kao Klai Party and Pheu Thai Party, there is only 10 seats gap between them, which if it is a normal situation. The position of the prime minister and the position of the chairman of the council may share But we are in a political mechanism that is distorted by the constitution that requires senators to Vote for the Prime Minister And another point is that Mr. Phitha may be disqualified in terms of qualifications in the case of holding media shares. Bargaining is difficult If in normal circumstances, the Pheu Thai Party may find that the Kao Klai Party holds the position of Prime Minister. The position of chairman of the council belongs to the Pheu Thai Party, but at the point where there is a twist If the Progressive Party gives the position of Speaker of the House to the Pheu Thai Party, it may lose the position of Prime Minister and Speaker of the House, ”said Prof. Dr. Siriphan.
When asked if the points that must be connected to join hands as the government Will there be problems with relations between parties in forming a government or not? Prof. Dr. Siriphan said that now there is definitely a problem if, from the point of view of the Pheu Thai Party, it can be seen that when the votes are only 10 seats apart, they will have to agree. raised both the position of prime minister and the position of chairman of the council keep the party moving forward It may feel like giving too much. Because of the contract from the beginning is the number one party have the right to form a government But the position of chairman of the council It is a position that can be negotiated. If you look at both angles, you can see that there is a difficulty with the uneven allocation of positions. The main point is that if the Pheu Thai Party says that if it does not grant the position of Speaker of the House, it will withdraw, the Kao Klai Party cannot form a government without the Pheu Thai Party. In this respect, the Pheu Thai Party will have more bargaining power. Because the Pheu Thai Party will join other parties without having to join the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party (RTA) and Palang Pracharat Party (PACC) as announced.
In which direction will the exit go? Prof. Dr. Siriphan said that the solution was very difficult. Because of the necessity of both parties who want to get the position of Speaker of the House This is the result of a distorted constitutional design. which makes the position of prime minister of the number one party uncertain So I had to negotiate. When the constitution is designed in this way, it makes bargaining like a distasteful thing. But I want it to be seen as normal in a parliamentary system. I don't want to see it as a matter of power struggle. But when it's like this, it's difficult.
Prof. Dr. Siripan said that if the Pheu Thai Party does not compromise then send someone to challenge for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives May win votes for the Progressive Party because the Kao Klai Party will have 152 votes, combined with the Thai Sang Thai Party Thai Liberal Party The rest of the parties have the right to vote for the candidate from the Pheu Thai Party. If a competition is offered It will make the Pheu Thai Party the chairman of the council. which is the first position It's also a secret vote. And if that's the case, the Pheu Thai Party will be seen as betraying the Kao Far Party. But if you look at it in another way, it's a struggle in a normal parliamentary system. because there was no promise to vote for the Speaker of the Council of the Progressive Party The solution must be negotiated. If the Progressive Party asks for this position, what does it have to do in exchange? must be discussed outside the round not coming out to clash through the media because it will make the supporters of each side attack each other more It's not good for both parties.
When asked if they could not come to an agreement, would the Kao Klai Party be alone in the House? Prof. Dr. Siriphan said it was possible. The position of Speaker of the House of Representatives is the position in charge of the legislative game. It means more than just presiding over the meeting. Kao Klai Party is a party that uses the legislative process in the House of Representatives. show political stance and create quite a lot of bonds with the people through the proposed marriage equality policy termination of conscription Including the issue of amendment to Section 112
“Controlling the game in the House of Representatives by the Speaker of the House of Representatives is therefore important for the Progressive Party. but must not forget that the bargaining power between the Kao Klai Party and the Pheu Thai Party They are very close because they are only 10 points apart, and if combined with allies of the Pheu Thai Party, they are equal to the Kao Klai Party. Bargaining for the position of chairman of the council Therefore, it is important to both parties and would like to talk to each other. While the media and fans of both parties must calm down, let it be a negotiation process by vote in the council. Because otherwise, if any party withdraws from joining the government It will become the side of the current government to snatch and seize these two parties easily, ”Prof. Dr. Siriphan. Said.-Thai News Agency
Source: Thai News Agency