Progressive party took most seats in May election but failed in first attempt to get enough votes in unelected Senate to make leader Pita Limjaroenrat PM

The leader of Thailand’s Move Forward party, which won a surprise first-place finish in May’s general election, is expected to have a last chance on Wednesday to get parliament to confirm him as the next prime minister after he was rebuffed in a first round of voting.

Leader Pita Limjaroenrat fell short last week when he failed to get enough support from the non-elected Senate, whose members made clear they would not vote for him because of his party’s platform.

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