The WSJ says today that:
Thailand’s official vote monitor confirmed this month’s election of Yingluck Shinawatra, but more approvals will be required before her party can assume power and she can take office as the nation’s first female prime minister.
The Election Commission…
…hasn’t yet confirmed some other parliamentarians, leaving legal obstacles that could mean Ms. Yingluck’s Puea Thai, or For Thais, party can’t yet assume power. To convene, parliament needs 475 of its 500 members. So far, 370 have been confirmed.
It isn’t unusual for weeks to pass after a Thai election before a new government is formed.
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- Thailand protests update: a few links to share
- ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election — but will it?
- In editorials, the WSJ and NYT criticize Thailand’s anti-government protesters