ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Turbulent Thailand

Thai ruling coalition on shaky ground after party defection

Prayuth government hangs onto slim majority with loss of Thai Civilized Party

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is under pressure as his coalition begins to fracture.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's pro-military ruling coalition lost a minority partner Tuesday, putting the Prayuth government's slim majority at risk less than a month after the cabinet was sworn in.

The Thai Civilized Party holds just one of the 500 seats in the lower house. But even that loss is a blow to the coalition's narrow majority, and there are indications other dissatisfied parties could follow suit and leave Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's bloc.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more