Yingluck at top of Pheu Thai party list

Yingluck at top of Pheu Thai party list

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is the No 1 party-list MP candidate of the Pheu Thai Party, according to a document filed with the Election Commission (EC) on Monday, the first day of registration of election candidacy.

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra meets supporters in Roi Et province on Dec 19, 2013.(Bangkok Post file photo)

Former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, who is Ms Yingluck's brother-in-law, is the No 2 party-list candidate.

The next in descending ordersare: caretaker Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri and caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.

A total of 35 political parties have already signed up and were due to draw the ballot numbers on Monday, but it was possible that may be postponed, the EC said.

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