Yingluck, 3 ministers survive censure
- Published: 28/11/2012 at 11:38 AM
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The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and three other ministers who were targeted during the censure debate.
The three other ministers are Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat and Deputy Interior Minister Chatt Kuldilok.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung (left) and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (Photo by Natthiti Ampriwan)
Ms Yingluck received 308 votes of confidence and 159 votes of no-confidence, with four abstentions. Nine members did not vote.
Mr Chalerm was given confidence with a vote of 287-157, with 25 abstentions and 11 no-votes.
ACM Sukumpol survived the motion with a vote of 284-160, with 25 abstentions and 11 no-votes.
Pol Lt-Gen Chatt Kuldilok received a vote of 284-182, with five abstentions and 10 no-votes.
Following the vote, House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont announced that all four cabinet ministers grilled in the censure debate had received a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives.
The House originally had 500 members, but only 493 are still on active duty. The rest have been suspended with legal problems.
According to the constitution, a vote of 247, or more than one half of 493, is required to survive the no-confidence vote.
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