A proposed cabinet reshuffle has been discussed among the coalition parties, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday.
The details of the new cabinet will be finalised after funeral rites finish for the late Chumpol Silpa-archa, who served as deputy prime minister and tourism and sports minister. Chumpol passed away from heart failure on Monday. His chanting ceremony will be held until next Thursday.
Ms Yingluck said the ruling Pheu Thai Party had yet to discuss the reshuffle.
According to a highly placed source in the Chartthaipattana Party, Mr Chumpol's elder brother and the de-facto party leader Banharn Silpa-archa is likely to pick Suwat Sidthilaw, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, as the new minister.
Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Yukol Limlaemthong will also take the position of deputy prime minister, the source added.
Mr Suwat, who has almost four years to go before retirement, yesterday conceded he was in talks over the position.
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