Cabinet line-up submitted

Cabinet line-up submitted

Wissanu: Government formation this month in line with roadmap.
Wissanu: Government formation this month in line with roadmap.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has submitted the new cabinet line-up for royal approval and the swearing-in is expected this month, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Friday.

Denying the list had been delayed, Mr Wissanu said that decisions had been put on hold during the Asean Summit last month, or new ministers could not have prepared for the summit.

The new government will be formed this month, as earlier planned in the government's roadmap, he said.

Mr Wissanu declined to elaborate on the line-up and neither confirmed nor denied if he would remain a deputy prime minister. It has been reported that he would be one of three deputy premiers retained from the outgoing regime headed by Gen Prayut, along with Somkid Jatusripitak and Gen Prawit Wongsuwon. 

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