BANGKOK, Oct 30 – The ruling Pheu Thai Party on Monday elected Jarupong Ruangsuwan as its new party leader after the resignation of its former leader Yongyuth Vichaidit.
The party members voted 332 out of 334 for Mr Jarupong, the party’s former secretary-general, while two ballots were voided in a secret balloting. Mr Jarupong, now interior minister, was born in 1946. He was permanent-secretary for justice and then labour before retiring from government service.
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