PPP delays the naming of the House speaker to next week due to infighting

The People Power Party has delayed its nomination of a new House speaker to next week and designated the party executive board to draw conclusion after various factions could not form a consensus, Wadah faction member Areepen Uttarasin said on Wednesday.

Areephen said the nomination should reflect the party quotas, hence allowing MPs from each region to have a say in the matter.

He said former speaker Yongyuth Tiyapairat, who had resigned, came from the Northern region, Yongyuth's fellow MPs from that region should have a chance to name the successor, he added.

PPP deputy leader Sompong Amornwiwat said the party executives would complete the nomination process without a predetermined decision as speculated.

Top contenders for the position include MP Chai Chidchob who is the father of banned party executive Newin Chidchob and Deputy House Speaker Somsak Kiartsuranont.

The Nation