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PT: Pridiyathorn wants to be PM

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MR Pridiyathorn Devakula wants to be a royally appointed prime minister following his call for caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra to step down, according to the Pheu Thai Party. 

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit said on Thursday that Mom Rajawongse (MR) Pridiyathorn's call for the government to resign from its caretaker role to pave the way for an interim government was unconstitutional and undemocratic.MR Pridiyathorn may have a political agenda because he once served as a minister in a government that had seized power in a military coup. He was also a friend of former national army chief Prawit Wongsuwon and his comments were always against the government and the Pheu Thai Party, Mr Prompong said.During the Surayud Chulanont administration, MR Pridiyathorn had caused the SET index to plummet by more than 100 points, losing about 800 billion baht in just a single day, he said."I've been told by senior Pheu Thai members that MR Pridiyathorn had offered himself as a deputy premier and finance minister of the Pheu Thai government but the party refused his offer," Mr...

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