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Thai election

Pita fails to secure majority in Thai PM vote

Move Forward leader 'will not give up' on second round next week

Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat reacts after he failed to win parliamentary support to become Thailand's prime minister on July 13. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's parliament on Thursday failed to elect a prime minister, with Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat -- the only nominee -- falling short of the necessary 375 votes in a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives.

A second round of voting is scheduled for July 19, where Pita's coalition plans to nominate him again.

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