Thai Election Winner and Major Ally Reach Agreement on House Speaker

The nomination of Mr Wan Muhamad Noor Matha for the House Speaker position was initiated by Pheu Thai deputy party leader Phumtham Wechayachai, who believes the political veteran is a suitable choice that can be accepted by all sides.

“I informed him that if he is okay with the proposition, I will continue the process to discuss the matter,” said Mr Phumtham in the press conference.

“This is a mutual agreement by both sides and I think it will be a solution for us to move forward. The important thing isn’t just about selecting the House Speaker. It’s also important to join hands to make a democratic government progress and to fulfil the people’s expectations,” he added.

Mr Wan Muhamad Noor Matha used to head several ministries in previous governments. He also served as Speaker of the House of Representatives and president of the Parliament between 1996 and 2000.