- CNTV English - CCTV News

New Thai cabinet endorsed, no "red-shirt" leaders in it

08-10-2011 08:24 BJT Special Report:Yingluck becomes Thailand’s 1st female PM |

BANGKOK, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The new Yingluck Shinawatra-led cabinet on Tuesday night was royally appointed after Yingluck herself was appointed on Monday.

The list of cabinet members had been forwarded to the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary for royal endorsement earlier on Tuesday.

Some of the cabinet members are Pheu Thai Chairman Yongyuth Wichaidit, who was appointed as deputy prime minister and also interior minister, Chalerm Yubamrung, a vocal veteran politician, appointed as deputy prime minister, Gen Yuthasak Sasiprapha, appointed as defense minister and Surapong Tovichakchaikul, appointed as foreign minister.

There are no leaders of the anti-establishment "red-shirt" camp, who held major rally in Bangkok last year to oust former pro- establishment Democrat-led government, in cabinet members list.

Earlier Tuesday, Yingluck, the youngest sister of the party founder Thaksin Shinawatra, said her brother did not get involved in selecting the cabinet members.

Thaksin, now living in self-exile in Dubai, was ousted by elite- back military coup in 2006. Although he is outside Thailand, Thaksin is still active and is believed to be the de facto leader of the party.

"I'm confident and satisfied with the cabinet lineup after putting my best efforts on it. We should give them a chance to work before judging their performance," MCOT online quoted Yingluck as saying on Tuesday after she submitted the cabinet list.

The new cabinet ministers led by Yingluck, the first woman prime minister of the country, will take the oath of allegiance before the King at Siriraj Hospital on Wednesday.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program